Kidney Disease

We treat a wide range of kidney conditions that result from problems with the blood vessels, including:

  • Renal artery stenosis, narrowing of the arteries that feed the kidneys.
  • Renal vein thrombosis, a blood clot blocking a kidney vein.
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia, a congenital (present at birth) defect of the renal artery that limits blood flow to the kidney.

Kidney Disease Treatment: Services We Provide

Treatments we offer for kidney conditions include:

  • Angioplasty and renal stenting
  • Renal bypass
  • Renal endarterectomy

Kidney Failure Services

For patients whose kidneys are severely diseased, we offer dialysis access services.

Dialysis access: How it works

When your kidneys are unable to filter your blood effectively, hemodialysis (dialysis) may be necessary. In dialysis, a machine called a dialyzer performs the function of your kidneys by filtering your blood. In dialysis access, a doctor creates an easy-to-access entry site into your bloodstream.

We place the access device under the skin in your arm, leg or chest to enable quick, safe and easy flow of blood to and from your body during dialysis. During dialysis:

  • Blood moves through a tube from your body to the dialyzer.
  • The dialyzer removes waste and excess minerals, such as salt and potassium, from your blood and helps to control your blood pressure.
  • The dialyzer filters your blood and then it returns to your body through another tube.