Calciphylaxis care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Calciphylaxis is a complicated disease that requires specialists in nephrology, dermatology, plastic surgery, endocrinology, infectious disease, wound care, pain management and other areas to work together to treat people with calciphylaxis. Each year, almost 400 people receive calciphylaxis care at Mayo Clinic.
  • Advanced treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors use a multi-intervention approach to treat calciphylaxis that includes decreasing calcium deposits, restoring blood flow and oxygenation to the tissues, and applying intensive wound treatment. Mayo Clinic dermatology pioneered the use of low-dose tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) to dissolve tiny blood clots in calciphylaxis.
  • Cutting-edge research. Mayo Clinic doctors are actively looking for effective ways to identify and treat calciphylaxis. People receiving care at Mayo Clinic may have access to these research trials.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic has a large nephrology practice, including doctors with experience caring for people with calciphylaxis. Mayo Clinic can also offer all of the specialists needed for the treatment team, allowing for well-coordinated care.

Nationally recognized expertise

Even though calciphylaxis is uncommon, Mayo Clinic doctors have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat this disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for kidney disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., ranks 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.

Locations, travel and lodging

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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Costs and insurance

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June 08, 2018