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If you or someone you care about has chronic kidney disease or needs kidney transplantation, you want to be assured that you are receiving the highest quality comprehensive care and the latest treatment options. Our partnership with Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers this reassurance by blending the long-standing heritage of compassionate community-based care with a world-renowned medical practice.
Nephrology (kidney) services include:
- Outpatient consultation for the entire spectrum of kidney diseases
- Hypertension clinic
- Transplant clinic
- Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Inpatient dialysis
- Outpatient dialysis
- Cardio-renal syndrome clinic Coulee Region Transplant Support Group (an independent entity supported by the Department of Nephrology)
- Kidney biopsies, renal angiogram, tunneled dialysis catheter insertion and removal
We offer outpatient consultation for the entire spectrum of kidney diseases including:
- Chronic kidney diseases
- Kidney stones
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic glomerulonephritis and vasculitis
- Management of chronic disease complications, including anemia treatment, bone disease, hyperparathyroidism, hypertension and others
We provide secondary hypertension evaluation and management, treatment for renal vascular hypertension (when kidney artery narrows and leads to high blood pressure), and when patients have difficulty controlling their high blood pressure.
In close collaboration with the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic, we are able to offer all pretransplant evaluations locally by a nephrologist who is also an active member of the Mayo Clinic Post-transplant Committee. Most of the workup is done locally, which helps in the smooth transition of care from pretransplant chronic kidney disease to post-transplant state. Once the kidney/pancreas transplant is done, the patient can follow up locally without the need for frequent visits to Mayo Clinic. All of the long-term transplant care is done locally based on the same protocols as Mayo Clinic.
Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
We help manage and treat hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, renal tubular acidosis, hypercalcemia and other disorders including workup of diabetes insipidus, polyuria, etc.
Polycystic kidney disease
We work closely with world renowned physicians and investigators at Mayo Clinic, Rochester to provide cutting edge care for Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Outpatient dialysis services in Onalaska
We offer all modalities of dialysis to patients with end-stage kidney diseases (ESRD). This includes in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. Mayo Clinic Dialysis, located at the Onalaska clinic, is a state-of-the-art new facility with 18 chairs providing the highest quality in-center hemodialysis, six days a week. We are also accepting transient patients after medical clearance with the medical director. Call the dialysis unit between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 608-392-5011 for information or if you have questions.
The Nephrology team
This includes a nephrologist, physician assistant, nurses, nurse educator, dietitian, social worker, vascular access surgeons, radiologist and technicians. We consider patients as vital members of the team.
Coulee Region Transplant Support Group
This is an independent body that operates with the assistance of local business sponsors and support from the Department of Nephrology and Franciscan Healthcare Foundation. We meet and socialize with transplant recipients or patients waiting for transplantation. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month in the conference room (lower level) at the Onalaska clinic. There is no fee to join and you can attend anytime.
Some of the benefits that the members enjoy include:
- Guest lectures from invited speakers to discuss transplant-related issues.
- Annual summer picnic with door prizes and lots of fun.
- Variety of events through out the year to raise awareness about organ transplantation.
Facility-to-facility video visits
Appointments are offered via facility-to-facility video visits, which reduce the need to travel far and enable patients to receive care close to home.
For a facility-to-facility video visit, patients arrive to the clinic and a nurse connects them with the specialist via video. The innovative technology uses a Bluetooth stethoscope, a USB otoscope and high definition cameras that can move and zoom in for a high-quality physical exam and personal conversation with the specialist.
Video appointments are currently offered at select locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Learn more about facility-to-facility video appointments.
Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
In certain cases, patients may be connected to services at other Mayo Clinic Health System locations for their follow-up care.