Nephrology (Kidneys) Services
If you or someone you care about has chronic kidney disease or needs a kidney transplant, you will receive the highest-quality comprehensive care and latest treatment options at Mayo Clinic Health System. Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic blends the long-standing heritage of compassionate community-based care with a world-renowned medical practice.
Find out more about nephrology services:
- Conditions and consultations
- Diagnosis and treatments
- Nephrology specialists
- Nephrology locations near you
- Nephrology specialists near you
Conditions and consultations
Our nephrologists and specialists provide consultations for a wide range of kidney conditions, as well as hypertension.
Conditions we treat include:
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic kidney disease complications, including anemia treatment, bone disease, high blood pressure and hyperparathyroidism
- Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, renal tubular acidosis and hypercalcemia
- Glomerulonephritis and vasculitis
- Hypertension, including resistant and secondary hypertension
- Kidney stones prevention and non-surgical treatment
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Transplant pre-evaluation and aftercare
Diagnosis and treatments
We specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting your kidneys and developing a personalized treatment plan.
In addition to management of your kidney disease or injury, specialized treatments we provide include:
- Dialysis. We offer dialysis options for patients with end-stage kidney diseases and acute kidney injury, including inpatient and in-center hemodialysis and home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
- Fluid and electrolyte management. This is used to treat a variety of abnormalities related to kidney disease.
- Hypertension clinic. We provide secondary and resistant hypertension evaluation and management, treatment for renal vascular hypertension — when the kidney artery narrows and leads to high blood pressure — and when patients have difficulty controlling their high blood pressure.
- Kidney biopsies. This can help diagnose various kidney issues, including decreased kidney function and blood or protein in urine. It can also evaluate a transplanted kidney.
- Renal angiogram. This can help evaluate the blood flow in the kidney and structural changes such as blood vessel blockages, ballooning and narrowing.
- Transplant clinic. In close collaboration with the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, we offer local pretransplant evaluation and post-transplant care. Kidney transplants are completed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
- Tunneled dialysis catheter insertion and removal. The catheter is used for dialysis treatments.
Our experienced team of kidney specialists collaborates to deliver a seamless experience — from diagnosis to treatment and recovery.
Our specialists include:
- Interventional radiologists
- Nurse education specialists
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Social workers
- Vascular access surgeons
You can make an appointment without a referral from your provider — call the appointment number at your preferred location.
If you're a provider, you can refer patients to Nephrology online, by phone or by fax. We value the opportunity to collaborate with you on a treatment plan.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
For your first appointment, bring your current prescription information or medical records from non-Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. Complete a medical records release form to authorize the transfer of health records from another healthcare facility to us. Visit our Medical Record Forms page for this form and other forms in multiple languages.
How long does an appointment take?
The length of an appointment depends on the specific medical situation or concern of the patient. We recommend calling your preferred nephrology location to inquire about the appointment length for your health needs.
Does Mayo Clinic Health System offer virtual visits?
What are my payment options, and do you offer financial assistance?
Visit the billing page of your preferred location for information on insurance, billing and payments.
We serve patients in difficult financial circumstances and offer financial assistance to those who have an established need to receive medically necessary services. Learn more about financial assistance options.
Can you provide a second opinion?
Yes — call the appointment number at your preferred nephrology location. See What should I bring to my first appointment? for tips on how to prepare.
Do you have an after-hours number in case of emergency?
Always call 911 in case of emergency. For after-hours help with other issues, review our convenient care options.