Nephrology concerns itself with the diagnosis of kidney disease and its treatment, including kidney dialysis. Nephrologists may also follow up on kidney transplant patients. Additionally, many nephrologists are experts in the care of patients with electrolyte disorders and hypertension.

Patients are referred to DMC nephrology specialists for various reasons, such as:

  • Acute and chronic kidney failure
  • Hematuria, the loss of blood in the urine
  • Proteinuria, the loss of protein in the urine  
  • Kidney stones  
  • Cancer of the kidney
  • Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections  
  • Hypertension that has failed to respond to multiple forms of anti-hypertensive medication or could have a secondary cause
  • Electrolyte disorders or acid/base imbalance

DMC hospitals have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2022-2023 as High Performing in the category of Kidney Failure. DMC hospitals include Harper University Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Nephrology Treatments & Innovations

Nephrology Conditions