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A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in caring for your kidneys, and at St. Bernards we offer outstanding specialists who provide a full range of services to diagnose and manage kidney disease, including the following:

  • Acute Kidney Injury: Conditions resulting from an event harming kidney function and must be dealt with quickly.
  • Glomerular Disease: A condition that affects how the kidney filters blood and may be associated with the presence of protein or blood in the urine.  
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: An ongoing problem in which the kidneys are in danger of deteriorating over time and must be managed to deter the process and maintain the kidneys’ ability to function. 
  • End Stage Kidney Disease: When the kidney fails, there are options still available, and our kidney specialists work with patients to identify the best next steps.
  • High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure results from kidney disease. Because St. Bernards offers a multidisciplinary team approach to disease management, our nephrologists work with a team of hypertension physician-experts including cardiologists and your primary care doctor to help you keep this condition under control.
  • Kidney Stones: Our nephrologists use the latest in treatment and therapies to prevent and treat kidney stones.
  • Coordinated care and follow-up for patients with kidney disease associated with diabetes or heart disease.

Treatments, Procedures and Services

  • Dialysis 
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy, including citrate anticoagulation for critically ill patients
  • Comprehensive dialysis services and chronic dialysis outpatient care
  • Chronic peritoneal dialysis care, including continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy of native kidneys and kidney transplants using real-time ultrasound guidance
  • Percutaneous cannula placement using ultrasound guidance
  • Access to dialysis and transplant services for patients with end-stage renal disease
  • Access to all end-stage renal disease therapies, including kidney transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis 
  • Percutaneous kidney biopsies, if needed

For more information on St. Bernards Nephrology services, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.