Chronic Kidney Diseases

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Chronic Kidney Disease Program is one of the nation’s leading clinical centers for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Immunoglobulin A nephropathy
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)

Our specialists provide valuable screening services for the early detection of kidney disease in patients with risk factors, such as diabetes and hypertension.

At UT Southwestern, our kidney disease specialists can take steps to significantly slow the development of the disease in patients who have early stages of the illness.

Our nephrologists closely monitor patients for complications caused by chronic kidney disease and help patients keep high blood pressure and weight under control. For patients with PKD, our specialists in laparoscopic and traditional surgery can also perform procedures to reduce the pain associated with kidney cysts.

UT Southwestern’s Chronic Kidney Disease Program is dedicated to excellence in patient care and leadership in medical research. Our researchers are involved in groundbreaking efforts to advance the science of chronic kidney disease treatments, including investigating the role of specific proteins in the development of kidney cells. UT Southwestern’s research continues to open new avenues for the treatment of PKD.