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The kidneys are the body’s multi-tasker. From eliminating waste and toxins to balancing fluids, we depend on our kidneys to keep our bodies healthy. SSM Health nephrologists have the knowledge and tools to diagnose, monitor and manage kidney problems, including acute renal failure and chronic kidney disease. Our providers also treat acute and chronic urinary tract disorders, as well as high blood pressure (hypertension) and disorders having to do with the body's fluids, electrolytes and acid-base balance.

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We offer an experienced team of primary care providers to support you through all phases of your life.

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Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital can provide a chance for a longer, more active life for people with chronic kidney disease.

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Patient-Centered Care

Our nephrologists see patients in both outpatient and hospital settings and work with endocrinologists, diabetes educators and primary care providers to provide comprehensive care for the kidneys. In cases where surgery may be needed, our team coordinates with our world class urology department. Our expert physicians will work with you to control your symptoms and develop a treatment plan best suited to your needs. Call us today to learn more or make an appointment – we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Nephrology Services

Some clinical services include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Continuous renal replacement therapies
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Evaluation for kidney transplant
  • Kidney biopsy and imaging
  • Interventional nephrology
  • Advanced hypertension care

Interventional nephrology is a growing sub-specialty of nephrology. Physicians trained in interventional radiology have specialized expertise in performing procedures to diagnose and treat kidney disorders and provide dialysis access, enabling them to provide more effective care to their patients.

Some services include:

  • Angiography and angioplasty of AV fistulae and grafts
  • Angiography and angioplasty of the central venous system
  • Placement, maintenance and removal of tunneled dialysis catheters
  • Placement of PICC lines and ports
  • Thrombectomy of AV fistulae and grafts
  • Placement of intravascular stents
  • Coiling of accessory veins in the management of poorly developing AV fistulae
  • Placement of trans-lumbar dialysis catheters
  • Trans-jugular renal biopsy
  • Percutaneous biopsy of native and transplanted kidneys
  • Placement of abdominal and pre-sternal peritoneal dialysis catheters
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