Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Arizona

Mayo Clinic in Arizona offers up-to-date diagnosis and treatment options for adults with polycystic kidney disease. Diagnosis and treatment involves doctors from Nephrology and Transplantation, as well as other specialists as necessary. Specialists in the Stone Clinic may also provide care, as people with polycystic kidney disease are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones. If you require hospitalization for your care at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, you'll be admitted to Mayo Clinic Hospital.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Florida

Mayo Clinic in Florida offers up-to-date diagnosis and treatment options available for adults with polycystic kidney disease. Diagnosis and treatment involves doctors from Nephrology and Transplantation, as well as other specialists as necessary. Specialists in the Stone Clinic may also provide care, as people with polycystic kidney disease are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones. If you require hospitalization for your care at Mayo Clinic in Florida, you'll be admitted to Mayo Clinic hospital.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers up-to-date diagnosis and treatment options for adults and children who have polycystic kidney disease. Mayo's Minnesota location has one of the world's largest groups of practicing nephrologists (kidney specialists), including a research group devoted to the study of polycystic kidney disease.

Care of people with polycystic kidney disease is coordinated through the Inherited Renal Disease Clinic, which brings together kidney and liver specialists, medical geneticists, radiologists, urologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as liver and transplant surgeons. This team provides patients with a comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment plan. A federally funded PKD Center research program has also been established at Mayo Clinic.

Adults with polycystic kidney disease who require hospitalization are admitted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus. Children who need hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Children

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers diagnosis, care and treatment in a child-friendly environment for children who have autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) or complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Pediatric specialists in Nephrology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Kidney and Liver Transplant and Radiology who have extensive experience in managing autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease work together to develop comprehensive treatment plans for children. In Mayo's efficient system, your child can see multiple specialists and receive testing and treatment in days, not months. The care team also includes nurse specialists, social workers, dietitians and behavioral health specialists.

Treatment options

Treatment of ARPKD focuses on controlling the disease's symptoms. Children born with the disease are prone to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Failure to thrive (poor growth, malnutrition and weight loss)
  • Liver fibrosis
  • Kidney failure

Medications are used to treat high blood pressure and urinary tract infections. Babies who fail to thrive are fed increased amounts of nutrient-rich food, and their growth is closely monitored. If polycystic kidney disease leads to kidney failure, kidney dialysis or kidney transplantation may be necessary.

Children who require hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Children who require dialysis are cared for at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus or by the Mayo Clinic peritoneal dialysis team.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Becoming a Patient

See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.

Nov. 18, 2011