Nephrology

Your kidneys play a very important role in your overall health. In addition to helping the body get rid of wastes and toxins, the kidneys also work to keep important chemicals and fluids in balance. They also produce substances that help regulate blood pressure and heart function and form red blood cells.

Many factors can lead to kidney disease:

  • Damage to the kidneys themselves – through injury, illness, certain medications or toxic substances
  • Decrease in blood supply or blood vessel damage
  • Urinary tract blockage or other issues
  • Chronic illness like diabetes or high blood pressure

Kidney damage can be temporary or permanent depending on what caused it. Diseases of the kidney and urinary tract remain a major cause of illness and death in the United States.

At Vidant Health, we treat all types of chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney failure, etc. We help manage your related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. We offer surgical options – even transplants – and non-surgical treatments like medication and dialysis. We’ll work with you to offer dietary counseling and other preventive methods to keep your kidneys healthy longer.

Why Vidant?

  • Access to quality care. Vidant Health employs more than 25 physicians who specialize in nephrology and kidney disease. You can be sure you’re getting top care close to home.
  • Collaboration. If you have kidney disease, it’s quite possible you are under the care of other doctors for heart, endocrine or other issues, as well as your primary care physician. At Vidant Health, they’ll all work together to coordinate your care. And you’ll be the most important member of your care team.
  • Convenient, secure access to your health care through Vidant MyChart. Our online patient portal makes it easy to review important health information, request prescription refills, view lab results, request appointments, access follow-up care, send a message to your doctor and much more. No matter where you see a Vidant Health provider, all your records are tied together electronically, so your care is easily coordinated.

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