Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Even though nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is uncommon, Mayo Clinic doctors have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat this disease. Radiologists at Mayo Clinic are skilled at finding alternatives to gadolinium-containing contrast agents in at-risk people needing imaging tests.
  • Specialized care. Mayo Clinic's Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is one of the world's largest groups of practicing kidney specialists (nephrologists), focusing on both research and patient care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for kidney disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., ranks among the Best Hospitals for kidney disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for kidney disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

June 16, 2016
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