University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Nephrology

Best Hospitals 2014 Nephrology

Our experts provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment in the clinic setting as well as surgical interventions for all kidney diseases and disorders.

Our inpatient renal/medicine unit is devoted to caring for patients with special kidney problems and patients with end-stage renal disease as well as patients with general medical problems.

The dialysis program at UIHC provides kidney replacement therapy for patients with acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure. In addition to in-center dialysis, UIHC has one of the longest-running home dialysis programs in the country and trains patients with end-stage kidney disease to perform peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis in the home.

We also have a transplantation service that provides expertise in transplantation medicine to patients who receive a kidney transplant as well as those who receive heart, lung, pancreas and liver transplants.

Services include:

Pediatric services include:

Why Choose Us?

University of Iowa Health Care is a national leader in diagnosing and treating kidney and urinary disorders in both adults and children. Our multidisciplinary teams are formed from medical and surgical specialties across the institution to provide patient-centered care.

  • Our clinical services for nephrology (kidney disease) were ranked 40th by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.
  • U.S.News & World Report ranked our pediatric kidney disorders treatment program 20th in 2014, making it the first and only hospital in Iowa ranked for children's care.
  • We were the first hospital in Iowa to use robotic surgery for radical prostatectomy procedures, in which a patient's cancerous prostate is removed, and pyeloplasty procedures for treating patients with obstructed kidneys.
  • In a typical year, we perform more than 50 kidney transplants.
  • Our 2009 Transplant Survival Rates (after one year)
    • Adult Kidney Graft: 96%
    • Pediatric Kidney Graft: 100%
     

Academic Departments that Provide Nephrology Care

Health Library

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