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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale's Zest for Life
A host of serious medical problems put Ron Hale on a downward spiral of deteriorating health. But a liver and a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic stopped Ron's decline and dramatically improved his quality of life. Diagnosed with cirrhosis in March 2013, Ron Hale spent several long years coping with declining health and frequent hospitalizations. [...]
Paired Kidney Donation Opens the Door to a More Active, Independent Life for Kathy Allen
From Kathy Allen?s point of view, paired organ donation just may be the ultimate in generosity. Deciding to donate a kidney to someone you don?t know in a paired exchange can trigger a chain of matches that gives several people the opportunity for a renewed life. ?I can?t thank the donors enough for their selflessness,? [...]
Cowboy Back in Saddle After Successful Treatment of Glomerulonephritis
During the summer of 2016, for the first time in years, Jack Rhodes did something he doubted he?d ever do again. The 68-year-old retired rancher from central Alabama saddled up a two-year old stallion to train, exercise and ride. Four years ago, Jack had gained 40 pounds due to fluid retention that resulted in swelling [...]
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension experts provide comprehensive care for more than 21,000 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 for 2018-2019 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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