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Kidney disease

From high blood pressure and diabetes to chronic kidney disease and transplants, Geisinger’s nephrology specialists are known for comprehensive, top-rated care.

We use the newest technology and medications as well as traditional procedures and therapies to provide our patients with options that match their medical and lifestyle needs.

Our kidney transplant program has performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants.

What you should know about kidney disease

  • Geisinger nephrologists treat a range of kidney conditions, including:
    • Hypertension
    • Advanced diabetes
    • Kidney stones
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Glomerular disease (interferes with the ability of the kidneys to expel waste products)
    • Renal vascular disease
    • Kidney disease in pregnancy (preeclampsia) 
  • Prevention is an important part of kidney disease care. Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease, responsible for approximately 44 percent of all kidney failure cases. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is the second leading cause, accountable for about 28 percent.
  • If you have diabetes, a family history of hypertension, or you are a pregnant woman with preeclampsia, you may be at risk for developing hypertension-related kidney disease. Our nephrologists can evaluate your risk and provide a treatment plan if necessary.
  • People with end-stage renal disease may qualify for a kidney transplant. Geisinger offers several kidney transplant options, including regular donor, living donor and paired donor options.

Why choose Geisinger for your kidney disease care?

  • We are committed to compassionate care for patients and their families facing difficult decisions about end-stage renal disease. Our staff is there to answer questions and connect patients with hospital and community resources.
  • Geisinger's Kidney Stone Clinic team helps patients suffering from kidney stones. We treat patients with stones and help them manage lifestyle habits to prevent future stones from developing.
  • If a patient requires dialysis, we offer hospital-based, outpatient and even in-home dialysis services.

Specialty conditions

Treatment for kidney disease is improving all the time. Our specialists offer advanced treatment for:

  • Kidney stones
  • Hypertensive kidney disease
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • End-stage renal failure

Specialties and institutes

Connect with other specialties at Geisinger to learn more about these treatments.

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