Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation Medicine
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The Nephrology Program of New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell is ranked #3 in the nation (we are consistently ranked in the top 5 programs nationwide), out of more than 1600 hospitals evaluated in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report on Best Hospitals. Our excellence is the fruit of a philosophy that a synergistic relationship among the Divisions of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Pediatric Nephrology; the Departments of Transplantation Medicine, Surgery and Pathology; the Rogosin Institute and the Nephrology Division of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is essential for creating new knowledge that advances the field and educates the next generation of physicians and physician scientists.
Our practice provides compassionate, comprehensive and state-of-the-art care to every patient afflicted with kidney disease, high blood pressure, requiring a kidney or pancreas transplant, or having previously undergone transplantation. We aim to provide optimal and individualized care for patients with these problems. To this end, our nephrologists provide renal consultation, renal biopsy, and evaluation and management of hypertension and other kidney disorders. Our hypertension specialists believe hypertension is not a single disease, and that it has different mechanisms in different individuals. Our transplant physicians provide all aspects of transplant medicine care. Thus, each patient is treated based on his/her individual profile, with every attempt made to personalize care.
Specialized renal, hypertension and transplant medicine services include:
- Kidney transplantation and pancreas transplantation medical services for patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), and ESRD due to diabetes or type 1 diabetes.
- Acute and chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, hemoperfusion, hemofiltration, management of drug overdose, apheresis, and evaluation of fluid, electrolyte, acid-base and mineral metabolism disorders.
- Biochemical and hormonal testing, electrocardiogram, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, 24 hour ECG monitoring, stress testing, vascular testing, endocrine screening, non-drug therapy, home blood pressure instruction, nutrition counseling, opportunity to participate in trials of new blood pressure medications.
- Pediatric nephrologists who provide care and management for children with various kidney diseases including nephrotic syndrome, End Stage Renal Disease, urinary tract infections, enuresis/wetting disorders, and others. We also offer management of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for children with End Stage Renal Disease as well as care and follow-up for children who require kidney transplantation.