Nationally recognized kidney program
The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally recognized as one of the leading kidney treatment and research centers in the country. Our physicians diagnose and treat patients with common kidney diseases and rare disorders. As an academic medical center, the hospital provides unique treatments and resources that may not be available elsewhere.
At our dialysis center, patients receive high-quality, compassionate care from a specialized team of physicians, registered nurses and support staff. The center’s dietitians and social workers provide education and support to help patients manage their conditions and maximize the quality of their lives. Dialysis is offered at 2 convenient locations, and many patients are able to perform dialysis at home.
Our full-service general nephrology clinic evaluates and treats patients in a clinic setting for a broad spectrum of kidney diseases and conditions. These include chronic kidney disease and its complications, glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension, nephrolithiasis, electrolyte disorders and acid-based disturbances, and polycystic kidney disease, as well as disorders associated with systemic medical illnesses such as end-stage liver disease, lupus and multiple myeloma. We facilitate consultation with nonrenal subspecialists and other health professionals such as dietitians or social workers. We also arrange for procedures such as diagnostic imaging, renal biopsies, intravenous infusions and, when necessary, the creation of vascular or peritoneal accesses in preparation for chronic dialysis.
Region's leading kidney transplant team
The University of Kansas Hospital has the highest 3-year success rate for kidney transplant survival among all transplanting centers in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.
All of our physicians are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As experts in their field, they teach medical students, residents and laboratory professionals innovative approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating kidney disease.
The Kidney Institute
The Kidney Institute is dedicated to research of polycystic kidney diseases, progressive renal diseases and disorders of kidney development and metabolism. More than 30 scientists, plus more than 100 research associates, graduate students, fellows and support staff, are directly associated with the institute.