We Do What We Can to Slow Disease Progression
Although there is no cure yet for chronic kidney disease, our experts use the latest treatments to slow its progression, combat the underlying causes of disease -- including high blood pressure, immune system disorders and diabetes -- and treat complications associated with chronic kidney disease such as bone and mineral disorder. We work with you to ensure your kidneys remain healthy longer.
A Team Approach to Your Care
Our nephrologists work closely with our nurse coordinators, dietitians, transplant surgeons, dialysis specialists, and other experts to provide comprehensive care for all aspects of kidney disease. If you suffer from other medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, we coordinate your care with specialists throughout Duke Health.
If You Need Dialysis
Our dialysis program provides a full spectrum of options, including home hemodialysis, nocturnal dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis. We also offer acute dialysis services for inpatients, including continuous renal placement therapy -- a gradual method of removing fluid and wastes from the blood of patients too ill to be treated with dialysis. We use advanced access procedures to make dialysis more convenient and efficient.
In addition, our nephrologists see all in-center hemodialysis patients once a week. We believe this leads to better patient care and helps to ensure our patients experience the best possible outcomes.