Nephrology Services Offered

Kidney Stone Management

We offer thorough diagnostic services and a complete range of medical and surgical treatment options. By developing personalized plans for patients, we have achieved a very high success rate at preventing kidney stones. We also provide the latest approaches to stone and kidney treatment, including minimally invasive and noninvasive surgery as well as shock wave and laser lithotripsy--using sound waves to crush stones. » Learn more about kidney stone care

Renal Biopsies

Our nephrologists perform about 300 renal biopsies per year. These biopsies are evaluated by our Department of Pathology, which is world-recognized for its expertise.

Kidney Dialysis

We offer the full spectrum of outpatient and inpatient dialysis services, including the following:

  • Peritoneal dialysis: chronic ambulatory and cycler-based
  • Hemodialysis
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration
  • Charcoal hemoperfusion
  • Slow continuous ultrafiltration
  • In-center outpatient hemodialysis
  • Home dialysis (peritoneal and hemodialysis) is offered through the home dialysis unit based on campus

Treatment of Acute Renal Failure

Our staff includes several kidney experts with expertise in the evaluation and monitoring of acute renal failure. Our program also offers advanced therapeutic options and conducts ongoing studies in this area.

Kidney & Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation

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The University of Chicago Medicine is home to one of the nation's top kidney transplant programs. Here, nephrologists, transplant surgeons, and other specialists work together to provide the most advanced care available. In addition to kidney transplantation, our team has special expertise in kidney-pancreas transplant and other multi-organ transplants. Learn more:

Comprehensive Care for Immunological Kidney Diseases

We have top kidney experts specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus and primary glomerular diseases. Active studies are under way to evaluate new therapies for these diseases.

Evaluation of Kidney Function

The laboratories offer glomerular filtration rate testing, evaluation of urinary protein and albumin excretion, and other proven techniques. Specialized testing is available for more in-depth testing of kidney function.

Treatment of Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases

Our physicians work closely with University of Chicago endocrinologists to offer comprehensive osteoporosis prevention and treatment services.

Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertension

We offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of complicated hypertension and offer 24-hour ambulatory monitoring. We work in conjunction with a highly specialized team of cardiac specialists to help patients gain control over their hypertension.

Innovative Treatments for Children's Kidney Disorders

Pediatric nephrologists at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital specialize in treating children with a variety of complicated kidney diseases. » Learn more about our pediatric nephrology services

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Conditions

  • Acid-base problems
  • Acquired kidney disorders
  • Aldosteronism
  • Anemia related to kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • End-stage renal disease, or kidney failure
  • Glomerular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperoxaluria and oxalosis
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Kidney tumors and kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Metabolism disorders
  • Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Urologic/kidney disorders
  • Vasculitis
  • Other kidney diseases and conditions