Inherited Renal Disease Clinic Overview

The multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the Inherited Renal Disease Clinic offer comprehensive care for people with inherited kidney disease, including polycystic kidney disease. Your team may include kidney doctors (nephrologists), hypertension specialists, surgeons, geneticists, pathologists and radiologists.

Coordinated care

Your care team works together closely to arrive at an accurate diagnosis the first time and to develop an individualized treatment plan. Each step of the way, your team members coordinate with you and one another to ensure that your visits are efficient and complete. They also work closely with your primary care provider to coordinate treatment and follow-up care.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic offers advanced diagnostic tools that are available at very few major medical centers. These tools include specialized renal imaging, renal function studies and renal biopsies. You may undergo precise diagnostic tests that can identify whether you have an inherited renal disease, even if you aren't experiencing symptoms. For example, people with a known inherited kidney disease or who are at risk due to family history of inherited kidney disease may be offered specialized genetic testing.

Services that help you manage your condition include convenient follow-up care options, such as mail-in urine and laboratory testing and portable blood pressure monitoring devices.

Conditions treated

  • Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • Early onset autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney hypoplasia
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Polycystic liver disease
  • Primary hyperoxaluria
  • Renal dysplasia

Tests and procedures

  • Dialysis, including the option for home dialysis when appropriate
  • Kidney transplant
  • Living-donor evaluation
  • Post-transplant care through the Mayo Clinic Kidney Transplant Program
  • Preemptive kidney transplantation evaluation


Mayo Clinic physician-scientists are committed to conducting research on the causes of inherited renal disease and new ways to diagnosis and treat it. Talk with your doctor about opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

Oct. 14, 2023