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Jill Morton: Going for the Gold

Eight years ago, Jill Morton was dying. A family history of kidney disease had finally caught up with her. Her kidneys were failing, and her body was shutting down. "I was really afraid," she says. For two long years, Morton, of Boca Raton, Fla., lived with that fear -- her name on the transplant list [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic is a leader in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease. Each year doctors at the three Mayo Clinic locations care for about a 1,000 patients who have polycystic kidney disease.
  • Pediatric expertise. 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.

    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.

  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic kidney specialists (nephrologists) and other doctors experienced in diagnosing and treating polycystic kidney disease — such as hypertension specialists and geneticists — work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Mayo doctors also collaborate with research scientists to find new approaches.
  • Novel treatments. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of research into medications and therapies for managing polycystic kidney disease. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered many of the genes that cause different forms of polycystic kidney disease.

    This ongoing research means that in addition to standard therapies, you may also have access to new or emerging polycystic kidney disease therapies not available elsewhere.

  • Renowned transplant program. If you require a kidney transplant, you'll receive a timely referral to transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant program.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for kidney disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for kidney disorders, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for kidney disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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