Kidney Disease and Dialysis:
Conditions & Treatments
Emory Healthcare has medical professionals that diagnose and treat a variety of different kidney-related diseases. The functions of the kidney include body waste and excess water removal in the form of urine. But the kidneys also help control the body's blood pressure, aid red blood cell production, balance body chemicals, and maintain strong bones. One in nine adults in the United States has chronic kidney disease. And, more than one million Georgians suffer from kidney or urinary tract diseases; many of these cases, however, are preventable.
Dialysis is a treatment process that removes the waste from the blood, effectively replacing the function of the kidneys. Emory University Hospital Midtown nephrologists offer hemodialysis, an external device that functions as a kidney. We also offer peritoneal dialysis, which involves a surgical procedure to implant a catheter that will function as a dialysis device.
Below you can find more information on kidney diseases and dialysis.
Find a Specialist
Specialists that are concerned with Kidney Disease and Dialysis include Endocrinologists .