U.S. News & Word Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. Three of our specialties are among the top 50, including our nephrology services, which tied for 46th; only three percent of U.S. hospitals have a ranked specialty. Additionally, the report recognized five of our specialties as “high performing.”
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, 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.
Learn more about the kidney conditions we treat.
Dialysis in Virginia: Comfort & Care
Eight of our kidney dialysis centers have been honored by the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition and recognized for patient safety.
The UVA Dialysis Program cares for nearly 1,000 patients throughout central Virginia.
Kidney Treatment Support
Treatment includes changes in your diet and exercise and often creating a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking. Our support programs can help you make these changes and manage your condition.
Learn about our kidney disease management programs.
Preventing Acute Kidney Injury
Acute kidney injury can cause kidney disease and even death. About 5 million patients are hospitalized a year.
Mark Okusa, MD, has been working for 15 years on a way to prevent this condition. His findings show that ultrasound protects against acute kidney injury and prevents inflammation.
Read about this life-saving discovery and its implications beyond kidney injury.