Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
Kidney function is essential for life and health. Without it, blood and all its critical contents don't get purged, refreshed, balanced and restored.
For this reason, nephrology – the study and treatment of kidney disease – is one of the most critical areas of medicine, providing care that influences conditions with some of the greatest impact on society, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. Care for kidney disease in the U.S. annually costs many tens of billions of dollars and makes for one of the largest categories of national healthcare expenditures.
Nephrologists (kidney doctors) such as those at Lourdes are specially trained to focus just on kidney and kidney-related care. At Lourdes, their experience with a large population of patients requiring medical care for kidney ailments and deficiency keeps them on the foremost edge of diagnostic and treatment techniques.
Nephrologists at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County are skilled at helping patients with all types of kidney disorders, including persons who are in need of dialysis. Using the latest medical guidelines created by national experts, Lourdes nephrologists are working hard to help keep at-risk individuals from needing dialysis. This proactive approach allows patients to gain control of medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which contribute to kidney disease (also known as kidney insufficiency).
As a Regional Organ Transplantation Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center provides comprehensive care for patients with advanced kidney disease, listed as eligible for kidney transplant. The center's nephrologists and transplant coordinators work with transplant surgeons, nurses, social workers and other medical staff to assure a smooth transition to surgery and beyond.
In daily patient care, Lourdes nephrologists collaborate with primary-care physicians, endocrinologists, radiologists and cardiologists. Learn more about Lourdes' highly experienced services in the following areas of kidney care –
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Acute Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Prevention
- Kidney Disease Diagnosis
- Kidney Disease Treatment: