The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is one of the world's largest groups of nephrologists and hypertension specialists. This integrated department of more than 50 physicians includes specialists in kidney disease (nephrologists), heart disease (cardiologists) and hormone/glandular disease (endocrinologists) as well as other specialized, experienced medical personnel.
The Mayo specialists treat patients with rare disorders as well as common diseases, and provide the ideal environment for patients to receive the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and treatment techniques from a variety of physicians working together to treat all the patient's concerns in a coordinated fashion.
During any given year, the physicians and staff of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension provide care and long term monitoring to more than 30,000 patients, and perform more than 7,000 hypertension-related procedures.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked 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.
The General Nephrology group provides care for the majority of our patients. For example, patients may be seen in General Nephrology for diseases such as:
Physicians in this group are actively involved in several clinical research studies. Achievements by Mayo Clinic basic science researchers have had a direct impact on patient care, including identification of the major gene for the most common genetic kidney disease, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and the gene responsible for the devastating infantile form of the disease, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
In addition, Nephrology and Hypertension staff members are organized into several specialty clinic and service groups concentrating on specific disorders, particular aspects of patient care, and specialized research activities.
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