Diseases of the kidney remain a major cause of illness and death in the United States. The National Kidney Foundation states that more than 26 million Americans are affected by kidney and urologic diseases, and millions more are at risk.
The doctors in our Nephrology Department offer expertise in the diagnosis, education and treatment of conditions related to the kidneys, including:
Inside each kidney, tiny structures called nephrons filter blood to remove waste products and extra water. In addition to filtering waste from the blood and assisting in the balance of fluids and other substances in the body, the kidneys perform other vital functions. These functions include:
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