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St. Lawrence Health

Nephrology

Compassionate Care for Kidney Disease and Hypertension

Through St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to people with hypertension and all types of renal (kidney) disorders. Our comprehensive, compassionate care is here to ensure you and your loved ones benefit from our personalized care and experienced nephrology providers. 

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What is Nephrology?

As the study of kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease from diet to medication and renal replacement therapy, nephrology covers a lot of ground. A nephrologist is a medical physician specially trained and licensed in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders. You may hear a nephrologist called a “kidney doctor,” and their education takes many years of schooling and additional training–medical school, three years of residency, and then two (or more) years of training in nephrology. 

Nephrology disorders we diagnose and treat: 

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Electrolyte imbalances and abnormalities
  • General kidney disease
  • Geriatric nephrology 
  • Hypertension
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal disease

In addition to treating these conditions, we also offer comprehensive dialysis and kidney transplantation (renal replacement therapy). 

Nephrology Treatments

Your carefully created treatment plan will be designed based on your overall health and the type/severity of your nephrology disorder. Your individual needs, goals, and conditions will be considered to ensure we provide you with the most personalized care possible.

Your treatment options may include:

  • Dialysis
  • Lifestyle change support
  • Medications
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

If you are struggling with kidney disease or hypertension, St. Lawrence Health is here to help.

Our Nephrology Locations