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Kidney Care

An estimated 20 to 40 million Americans have some form of kidney disease (also called renal disease), and the numbers are on the rise.

Because it doesn’t show early warning signs, millions of Americans — an estimated 10 percent of those with kidney disease — don’t know they have it. Many find out only when their kidneys stop working and they need dialysis or a new kidney.

Fortunately, we can detect kidney disease at its earliest stage. Find out what you can do to care for your kidney, including learning about kidney disease risk factors and getting screened.

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Kidney disease (renal disease) care from one of the largest kidney centers in the country. Find out about the dialysis and support programs we offer.

Kidney Care

An estimated 20 to 40 million Americans have some form of kidney disease (also called renal disease), and the numbers are on the rise.

Because it doesn’t show early warning signs, millions of Americans — an estimated 10 percent of those with kidney disease — don’t know they have it. Many find out only when their kidneys stop working and they need dialysis or a new kidney.

Fortunately, we can detect kidney disease at its earliest stage. Find out what you can do to care for your kidney, including learning about kidney disease risk factors and getting screened.

Kidney Care from Experts

  • UVA Nephrology Video Still Our kidney doctors (also called nephrologists) are listed consistently in America’s Top Doctors.

    They're internationally acclaimed researchers advancing the science of kidney disease and developing new treatment options for kidney conditions. They're also award-winning educators who train the next generation of nephrologists.

    Watch how we earn this reputation with the care and treatment we provide at our kidney center.

Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis in Virginia: Comfort & Care

All eight of our kidney dialysis centers have been honored by the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition as 5-Diamond Patient Safety Facilities.

UVA Renal Services cares for 800 patients throughout central Virginia.

Find out about the care and services available at our kidney dialysis locations.

Kidney Research & Innovation

Preventing Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury can cause kidney disease and even death. It affects a lot of people, about 5 million hospitalized patients a year.

Which is why Mark Okusa, MD, has been working for 15 years on a way to prevent this condition, and it finally looks like he has found an answer. His research has found that ultrasound protects against acute kidney injury by spurring the spleen to prevent inflammation.

Read about this life-saving discovery and its implications beyond kidney injury.

Kidney Treatment Support

  • Comprehensive services, easy access, cutting-edge research: UVA’s Kidney Center gives you benefits available at few other hospitals. Our dedicated staff of nurses, doctors, dietitians, an ultrasonographer and social worker all focus only on the treatment of kidney disease.

    Treatment does not mean just taking a pill; it means changes in diet and exercise and often creating a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking. Which is why we have support programs to bolster the excellence of clinical treatment.

    Get support for managing your kidney disease.

Fast Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Clinic at UVAIn need of urgent kidney care? You can get an appointment — through your referring primary care doctor — with UVA’s kidney specialists within 24 to 48 hours. Our doctors give feedback to your referring doctors within 24 hours of the evaluation.

We offer rapid access kidney services at two convenient locations: the Kidney Center Clinic in the West Complex and at the Northridge Medical Park.

Kidney Care For Children

Our pediatric experts provide friendly care for your child's kidney needs.

At UVA Children's Hospital, we treat kidney disease, offer dialysis services and kidney transplants.

Learn more
 about pediatric kidney care.

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