Chronic kidney disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, nephrologists and hypertension specialists work closely with other specialists, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, nurses, educators and dietitians to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to people who have chronic kidney disease. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.

Close collaboration enables the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate scheduling your appointments. Evaluation and treatment that might take months elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available, and there's a long history of Mayo Clinic scientists developing cutting-edge technologies for patient care. With state-of-the-art research and lab facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge for the care of people with chronic kidney disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Among Mayo Clinic doctors who treat people with chronic kidney disease are nationally recognized experts in:

  • Treatment of polycystic kidney disease
  • Treatment of complex glomerular disease
  • Clinical management of chronic glomerular diseases
  • Research of kidney disease with chronic liver disease
  • Regenerative medicine and renal artery disease

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Arizona Family is 'Transplant Strong' for Son's Journey to Kidney Health

    When Kendon Holdaway found out he would need a kidney transplant, his close-knit family rallied around him. With his mother as his living donor, and his father and siblings stepping up to be caregivers, the transplant turned into a bonding experience that drew the family even closer. It's often said that parents will do anything [...]

  2. The Match of a Lifetime

    When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible. When Ed and Darlene Waters of Glenwood City, Wisconsin, got married 43 years ago, it seemed they were an [...]

  3. Crafting An Artist's Healthy Future

    Lupus was wreaking havoc on Emily Olson's health. Her Mayo Clinic care team's decision to employ a medication typically not used for this autoimmune disorder, along with a kidney transplant, not only saved Emily's life, it reignited her independence and confidence. Emily Olson has always loved drawing, and she wanted to make a living with [...]

  4. Doctor Looks to His Alma Mater to Fight a Rare Disease

    As a medical student, Dr. James Stewart was eager to learn to help others. But he was unaware of just how valuable his Mayo Clinic education eventually would be to his own health. ? As a young man pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. James Stewart, had his pick of medical schools. He ultimately chose [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension experts provide comprehensive care for more than 29,000 people with chronic kidney disease each year.

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic nephrologists and hypertension specialists work closely with other specialists, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, nurses, educators and dietitians to diagnose and treat people with chronic kidney disease.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use cutting-edge techniques in kidney transplantation. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are also exploring the role regenerative medicine may play as a therapy for chronic kidney disease.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors are nationally recognized experts in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, complex glomerular disease and regenerative medicine, and renal artery disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been recognized as the best Nephrology hospital in the nation 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

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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Aug. 15, 2019