Clinical Specialties

Nephrology and Hypertension

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The Nephrology department at CareMount Medical is devoted to caring for one’s kidneys.

The Nephrology department at CareMount Medical is devoted to caring for one’s kidneys. Kidney disease may be a function of an intrinsic kidney abnormality or may be the effect of other processes in your body such as hypertension or diabetes. Our department is dedicated to improving the care of patients afflicted with kidney diseases.

Kidney stones affect 1 in every 10 people nationwide. Kidney stones are not life threatening, but are one of the most painful conditions we encounter as doctors. Patients often describe the pain as being similar to childbirth. Kidney stones have plagued patients since the time of Hippocrates.

Kidney stones can occur in the kidney itself, the ureter (which is the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder), or in the bladder. Kidney stones often get stuck between the junction of the kidney and the ureter and/or the junction between the ureter and bladder.

Kidney stones often recur and it is estimated that 50% of patients will have another stone within 10 years of their first stone. Kidney stones are on the rise, especially in women and children.

Kidney stones are preventable.

Symptoms and Conditions Treated

Our team of board-certified nephrology physicians provides continuing and comprehensive care, to include:

  • Kidney disease due to Diabetes, Hypertension or Glomerular Diseases
  • Chronic Kidney Disease as well as patients suffering from Acute Kidney Injury
  • Kidney Stones
  • Complicated hypertension, specifically hypertension that may be caused due to the kidney’s lack of regulation of blood pressure hormones.
  • Electrolyte disorders such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium imbalances.

Treatment and Services Offered for Kidney Disease

  • Devising Kidney Stone Prevention Strategy
  • Performing Dialysis
  • Administering Complex Fluid and Electrolyte Compounds

The latest in minimally invasive procedures and robotics

The physicians at our Urology Center of Excellence utilize the latest in minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotics with the da Vinci Surgical System, to treat a wide range of urologic medical conditions that include:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer

State-of-the-art procedures for improved outcomes

Using state- of-the-art procedures and robotic technology, the minimally invasive procedures used provide patients with significant benefits for improved surgical outcomes. These can include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Improved erectile function
  • Faster return to normal activities