The Rutgers Health Nephrology practice provides life-changing inpatient and outpatient nephrology services. Our goal is to preserve kidney function and to delay or prevent the need for dialysis. Our physicians have expertise in the care of patients who have:
- Acute and chronic kidney injury
- Cystic diseases of the kidney
- Glomerular disorders
- Kidney transplants
- Renal calculi
- Renal complications of pregnancy
- Tubulointerstitial disorders (affecting the tubules and interstitial tissue of the kidney)
Should a person need dialysis, we can provide a referral to the Rutgers Health Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program to determine their candidacy for transplantation.
Our inpatient services include consultations and the administration of:
- Acute hemodialysis (kidney dialysis)
- Continuous renal replacement therapies that replace the normal blood-filtering function of kidneys, including
- Continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)
- Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD)
- Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH)
- Slow continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF)
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Dialysis using the peritoneum in a person's abdomen as the membrane through which fluid and substances exchange with blood. It removes excess fluid, corrects electrolyte problems, and removes toxins.
- Treatment of electrolyte abnormalities.
We also work to address renal concerns with specialists throughout Rutgers Health.
Physicians who serve our practice are on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and teach about all aspects of conditions that affect the kidneys and pancreas. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one seeks diagnosis or treatment for kidney conditions, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Nephrology practice.