Kidney disease is on the rise in the United States. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that nearly ten times more people are being treated for kidney failure than in 1980. Diabetes is the leading cause, and high blood pressure (uncontrolled or poorly controlled), is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the Unites States.
Kidney Disease Treatment Expertise
Not only has Froedtert Hospital been ranked regionally as a high performing nephrology center by U.S. News & World Report, we offer expert care for acute kidney injury through our adult Level I Trauma Center, the only one in eastern Wisconsin. Specialized care clinics provide high-level expertise to patients with particular disease types and needs:
- Our Kidney Stone Clinic provides prevention and long-term solutions for recurring kidney stones.
- Care for patients with anemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and glomerulonephritis, a disease that damages the part of the kidney that filters waste and fluid from the blood.
- Dialysis treatment, including the Milwaukee area’s first nocturnal unit, a home program and other convenient options.
Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention
The need for quality, comprehensive care for patients with all types of kidney disease is more important than ever. Our team of top physicians takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of kidney disease and its related conditions, such as anemia.
Early diagnosis and expert treatment of kidney disease are vital to helping prevent chronic kidney disease from progressing to kidney failure. Many types of kidney disease can be treated successfully, and other co-existing conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be controlled to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease.
Top Kidney Physicians, Specialized Expertise
Among our physicians are those recognized by their peers as being listed with the “Best Doctors® in America,” a respected tool to help consumers select a doctor. Not only do our physicians have specialized training in caring for patients with advanced kidney disease, but they also have expertise in caring for patients with related conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and urinary complications of surgery.
Our specialists have access to advanced technology, proven treatment approaches and all of the resources of an academic medical center. They use a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together physician specialists to consult on each patient’s care, depending on his or her needs.
End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment, Including Kidney Transplant
Our team offers expert care for end-stage renal disease, also called end-stage kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure and the need for kidney transplant. For those considering transplant, our skilled evaluations and experience in coordinating all aspects of transplant care for patients and potential live kidney donors lead to optimal outcomes.
Before and after a kidney transplant, our nephrologists work closely with our transplant surgeons and other specialists to provide best-practice care for transplant patients and donors, providing specialized expertise for their long-term medical care.
Through our participation in the National Kidney Registry, we offer even broader options for patients needing a life-saving transplant.