The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic sees more than 4,000 patients with kidney problems each year, and more than 30,000 patients who suffer from hypertension.

Patients who choose Mayo Clinic have access to one of the largest groups of practicing nephrologists in the country. Currently, over 45 nephrologists practice at Mayo's three sites, including 28 specialists in treating hypertension.

Mayo nephrologists and hypertension specialists work closely with other specialists, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, nurses, educators and dietitians to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to patients who suffer from problems involving the kidneys, uncontrolled hypertension or complex blood pressure issues.

Comprehensive services for nephrology outpatient and inpatient care, dialysis, and kidney transplant services are provided al all three Mayo Clinic sites.

Diseases

Mayo Clinic treats virtually any nephrology or hypertension disease, including but not limited to:

Nephrology

Hypertension

Transplant Nephrology

The department of Transplant Nephrology offers world-leading care for patients who need kidney or pancreas transplantation:

  • Pre-transplant evaluation and pre-transplant care for both kidney and pancreas transplant recipients
  • Post-transplant long-term care for both kidney and pancreas transplant recipients
  • Pre-transplant evaluation and pre-transplant care for living kidney donors
  • Pre-emptive kidney transplant (leading to better long-term prognosis for certain patients)

Learn more about pancreas transplant and kidney transplant within the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center.

Dialysis

Comprehensive renal replacement therapy options are available at all three Mayo Clinic sites for patients with chronic kidney failure; Mayo Clinic has provided dialysis services for more than 50 years. Dialysis specialists provide patients with comprehensive care, including:

  • In-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • 24-hour emergency dialysis services
  • Home hemodialysis for eligible patients
  • Pre-emptive kidney transplantation evaluation
  • Educational programs for dialysis patients and their families

Hypertension Management

Mayo Clinic physicians and nurses specializing in Hypertension evaluate and treat individuals with mild and severe forms of hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension specialists have developed many tools to successfully manage high blood pressure problems, including:

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Nurse-directed blood pressure management program
  • Noninvasive hemodynamic assessment