Nephrology Patient Resources
Additional Services Available for Kidney Patients
Given the complex health needs found amongst people with kidney disorders, our nephrologists collaborate with a variety of other doctors and services within the University of Chicago Medicine. Below are some related programs that you may find beneficial.
- Kidney Stone Management Program
- Kidney Transplant
- Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Program
- Transplant Care
- Comprehensive Hypertension Center
- Nephrology Clinical Trials
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Vascular Surgery
- Interventional Radiology
- The Center for Liver Diseases
- The Department of Human Genetics
Online Health Library
To learn more about the kidneys and how they function, as well as a variety of kidney disorders, please visit our health library.
If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, or you’re a living donor who has been approved to donate a kidney, you may have questions about our transplant program and what to expect before, during and after your surgery. The links below are intended to answer some of the most common questions patients have. If you have additional questions or concerns, please talk to a member of our transplant team.
- Kidney, Pancreas, and Islet Cell Transplant Brochure (PDF)
- Letter to Patients (PDF)
- Before Your Transplant (PDF)
- Your Transplant Surgery (PDF)
- Life After Your Transplant (PDF)
- For Living Donors: What You Can Expect (PDF)
- Financial and Insurance Issues (PDF)
- Your Transplant Medicines (PDF)
- Glossary (PDF)
- For Islet Transplant Patients (PDF)
Helpful Web Sites
There are many government and nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of, and finding new treatments for, kidney diseases. Below are links to some of these reputable institutions.