Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of all kidney diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), electrolyte disturbances and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy (dialysis and renal transplant patients).

Many diseases affecting the kidney are disorders that are not limited to the organ itself, and therefore may require specialized treatment. Examples can include systemic vasculitides (ANCA vasculitis), autoimmune diseases (lupus) and congenital or genetic conditions such as polycystic kidney disease.

Empire Medical nephrology practitioners commonly diagnose and treat conditions, including:

  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Blood or Protein in Urine
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Fluid Retention
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)