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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

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Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of kidney and hypertension specialists (nephrologists) diagnose and treat more than 30,000 adults and children each year, including those with serious, complex or rare conditions.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is one of the largest and most respected kidney (renal) and high blood pressure (hypertension) practices in the world. It includes more than 60 subspecialized experts committed to improving people's lives by providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary medical and surgical care, including kidney transplant and living-donor kidney transplants.

The right care the first time

People come to Mayo Clinic for help with a wide range of conditions, including glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease and hard-to-treat hypertension. Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to get it right. In a recent study, 88 percent of people who came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis.

Mayo Clinic uses renal imaging and specialized tests that aren't offered at most medical centers in the United States. You may undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms. Mayo Clinic's nephrologists work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies and tools, including 7-tesla MRI, magnetic resonance elastography, magnetic resonance angiography, contrast enhanced ultrasound and automated total kidney volume calculations for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Collaborative care, focused on you

Mayo Clinic kidney and high blood pressure specialists work as part of multidisciplinary teams of doctors to make sure you get exactly the care you need. These teams may include specialists in cardiovascular medicine, critical care medicine, urology, pathology, endocrinology, pharmacy, obstetrics and gynecology, or other areas as needed.

Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, and appointment schedules are coordinated. What might take weeks or even months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Nephrology services are also provided to children at the Children's Center on Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Nephrologists trained in treating children work with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children and adolescents.

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites provide Mayo Clinic kidney and hypertension care to their local communities.

Having a medical condition such as kidney failure can affect your whole life. An integral part of your care team will be health professionals trained in every aspect of your condition. If you have a chronic kidney condition or are undergoing hemodialysis, you may be helped by dialysis nurses, patient care technicians, renal dietitians, social workers and dialysis technical staff.

Applying the latest in research

Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension physician-scientists seek new knowledge to improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with renal disorders and hypertension. You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic's many nephrology-related clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic is developing a renal care center of excellence in the United States, with Baxter International Inc., a global innovator in renal care. The center is being established at the Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center at the clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center provides state-of-the-art dialysis services in a comfortable, homelike facility. The collaboration between the clinic and Baxter will also allow for the trial of potentially new, codeveloped products and services.

Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension specialists provide a full range of diagnostic assessments, medical treatments, and surgical services and procedures. Availability of services varies among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you contact Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic nephrologists are experts in the treatment of people with conditions and diseases of the kidneys, including hypertension. Availability of services varies among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you contact Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is consistently and widely recognized for providing outstanding patient care. Its specialists are known for expertise in kidney transplantation, regenerative medicine, and treatment of polycystic kidney disease, complex glomerular disease and renal artery disease.

This tradition of expert nephrology care is rooted in more than 100 years of Mayo Clinic doctors being at the forefront of advances in nephrology and hypertension medicine. The first hemodialysis treatment was performed at Mayo Clinic in 1955. Today, Mayo Clinic performs more than 100,000 outpatient and home dialysis treatments each year. In the 1970s, Mayo was the first medical center in the United States to offer a multidisciplinary stone clinic.

Top-ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., rank among the Best Hospitals for kidney disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for kidney disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Renal care center of excellence

Mayo Clinic and Baxter are collaborating to develop a renal care center of excellence at the Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center at the clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. They will codevelop products and services for people with kidney disease with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

Highly recognized dialysis center

The dialysis center on Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the CMS system, a five-star rating shows a center is much above average compared with other dialysis facilities.

Transplant Center

Mayo Clinic nephrology experts are active in patient care in the Transplant Center. The Mayo Clinic Transplant Center is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 600 kidney transplants a year, and the center is a leader in simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants and living-donor kidney transplants.

Comprehensive cancer center

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards as a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension scientists are at the leading edge of research in the causes, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. They are nationally and internationally recognized for contributions to advancing care and rapidly bringing proven innovations to people who need them. Mayo Clinic is also home to the Robert M. and Billie Kelley Pirnie Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center.

Research areas at Mayo Clinic include:

  • Identifying the genes for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and the devastating infantile form, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • Identifying the mechanism that drives progressive renal damage
  • Discerning why long-term kidney disease leads to cardiovascular disease and death
  • Calcification of blood vessels in the heart
  • The role regenerative medicine may play as a therapy for chronic kidney disease
  • Comparing treatments for renal artery disease and their long-term outcomes
  • Studying the impact of home pressure monitoring on long-term control of blood pressure

For more information, see the Nephrology and Hypertension research website.

Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group

Doctors in Nephrology and Hypertension participate in the Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group. They develop and conduct studies aimed at improving treatment of people with renal parenchymal diseases.

Publications

See a list of publications about nephrology and hypertension topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Laboratories that research nephrology and hypertension

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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.

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