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High Performing recognition from U.S. News & World Report for treatment of kidney failure

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center's treatment for kidney failure is rated as "High Performing" by U.S. News & World Report, placing us among the nation’s leading hospitals in this area of care.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading clinical centers for general nephrology and the treatment of chronic kidney disease. We are also internationally renowned in the clinical diagnosis, management, and research of kidney stone disease.

Our Nephrology Division treats the entire spectrum of kidney disease, including:

  • Acute renal failure
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Kidney disease
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal vascular disease

Our offices coordinate inpatient and outpatient consultation services for chronic kidney disease patients, as well as maintenance renal replacement therapy by dialysis or transplantation.

Our kidney service offers advanced medications and other therapies for treatment, including minimally invasive procedures, traditional surgery, and kidney transplants. In addition, we use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of kidney stones, and specialized diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of hematuria.

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.