Expertise and rankings

An experienced team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in kidney diseases and high blood pressure (nephrology and hypertension), vascular and endovascular surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic (interventional) radiology, heart and blood vessel diseases (cardiovascular diseases), and vascular medicine work together to evaluate and treat people with renal artery stenosis. Each year, more than 1,000 people with renal artery stenosis are treated at Mayo Clinic.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic offers a wide variety of diagnostic options for renal artery stenosis, including Doppler ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and renal arteriography.

Mayo also offers blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging, a specialized procedure that evaluates how much oxygen your affected kidneys are receiving to determine whether restoring blood flow in your kidneys' arteries may be of benefit.

Mayo Clinic Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is undertaking the first study of using a person's own mesenchymal stem cells, which are harvested from fat tissue, to repair the damage to the kidneys.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is one of the largest kidney disease treatment centers in the United States. The Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo brings together the expertise of doctors trained in multiple specialties to diagnose and treat people with renal artery stenosis.

In addition, doctors in the Cardiovascular Health Clinic offer evaluation and preventive services to help you lessen your risk of blood vessel diseases, including renal artery stenosis.