Conditions and Treatments
The kidney/nephrology specialists at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, provide a complete range of consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with kidney diseases. The scope of care encompasses all stages of kidney disease, from earliest detectable changes in kidney function through end-stage renal disease.
Our specialists evaluate, manage and treat a wide range of conditions, medical complications and types of patients, including the following:
- Acute Kidney Injury: These conditions happen quickly and include electrolyte and acid-base distrubances. Kidney function is rapidly lost. Often these patients are found in the hospital setting.
- Glomerular Disease: Rare conditions that affect how the kidney filters blood and may be associated with proteinuria (protein in the urine) or hematuria (blood in the urine).
- Chronic Kidney Disease: Conditions that are present for long periods of time.
- End Stage Kidney Disease: When the kidney fails, there are options for treatment including replacement of kidney function.
- High Blood Pressure (Advanced Hypertension): UW Health offers a comprehensive program for patients with hypertension. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of hypertension physician-experts that include Cardiologists, Preventive Cardiologists and Nephrologists, with Endocrinology and Vascular Surgery consultants. Learn more
- Kidney Stones: The kidney stone program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin was founded in 1995 to serve our patients with kidney stones and offers state-of-the-art therapy and prevention through our clinical and electronic services. Learn more
- Kidney Transplant: Transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is one of the world's foremost organ transplant programs. UW Health physicians are recognized experts in their field, providing care to patients in our heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, islet cell and pediatric transplant programs. Learn more
- Lupus Nephritis: The Lupus Nephritis Clinic at UW Health is one of only five in the nation serving patients with lupus nephritis who have kidney disease. Learn more
- Acute kidney failure, including electrolyte and acid-based disturbances
- Intrinsic kidney diseases, including diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive kidney disease, glomerulonephritis and chronic pyelonephritis, with an emphasis on slowing the progression of kidney disease
- Proteinuria (protein in the urine) and hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Anemia related to kidney disease
- Bone disease related to kidney disease
- Fluid and electrolyte disorders, including edema, potassium, acid-base and calcium disorders
- Coordinated care and follow-up for patients with kidney disease associated with diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular and kidney disease
Treatments, Procedures and Services
- Dialysis | Learn about Wisconsin Dialysis
- Continuous renal replacement therapy, including citrate anticoagulation for critically ill patients
- Comprehensive dialysis services and chronic dialysis outpatient care
- Chronic peritoneal dialysis care, including continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
- Percutaneous needle biopsy of native kidneys and kidney transplants using real-time ultrasound guidance
- Percutaneous cannula placement using ultrasound guidance
- Access to dialysis and transplant services for patients with end-stage renal disease
- Access to all end-stage renal disease therapies, including kidney transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
Percutaneous kidney biopsies, if needed