Nephrologists at Houston Methodist specialize in diseases of the kidney and offer patients advanced treatments for a range of disorders from the most serious and life-threatening to common ailments, such as kidney stones. A multidisciplinary team of medical professionals diagnose and set forth a precise sequence of therapies, all personalized to the patient.
Kidney disease can be treated with diet and intravenous (IV) supplementation or with medications, including the following options:
- Water or electrolytes (oral or intravenous)
- Antihypertensive drugs to reduce high blood pressure
- Insulin and antigycemic drugs to control diabetes
- Blood transfusion to control anemia
Dialysis is used to treat post-operative patients who experience kidney failure, as well as admitted patients who require ongoing treatment as a means of replacing kidney function.
When a kidney transplant is needed, nephrologists work closely with the specialists at the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center to deliver integrated and comprehensive patient care.