Polycystic kidney disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic kidney specialists (nephrologists) and other doctors experienced in diagnosing and treating polycystic kidney disease — such as hypertension specialists, geneticists, neurologists, surgeons and radiologists — work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Mayo doctors also collaborate with research scientists to find new approaches.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of research into medications and therapies for managing polycystic kidney disease. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered many of the genes that cause different forms of polycystic kidney disease.

This ongoing research means that in addition to standard therapies, you may also have access to new or emerging polycystic kidney disease therapies not available elsewhere.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors are nationally recognized experts in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been recognized as the best Nephrology hospital in the nation for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic is a leader in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease. Each year, doctors at the three Mayo Clinic locations care for about a 1,000 patients who have polycystic kidney disease.
  • Pediatric expertise. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers diagnosis, care and treatment in a child-friendly environment for children who have autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease or complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

    In Mayo's efficient system, your child can see multiple specialists and receive testing and treatment in days, not months. The care team also includes nurse specialists, social workers, dietitians and behavioral health specialists.

  • Renowned transplant program. A number of referrals to our kidney transplant program have polycystic kidney disease. If you require a kidney transplant, you'll receive a timely referral to transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant program.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's nephrology and hypertension department's expertise and rankings.

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

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

March 06, 2018