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Your kidneys perform vital functions for the body — such as removing waste and excess fluid, releasing hormones to regulate blood pressure, producing vitamin D for healthy bones, and controlling the production of red blood cells. Kidney diseases can affect these functions and your body as a whole.

The nephrology team at the University of Miami Health System specialize in early diagnosis and the latest treatments for kidney diseases. We offer expert, compassionate care for children, adolescents, and adults. Our kidney specialists have the expertise to diagnose kidney disease quickly and develop customized treatment to improve your quality of life and well-being.

Why Choose UHealth?

Nationally recognized kidney care. Our kidney care program has been ranked among the nation’s best programs by U.S. News & World Report for the past nine years. We use preventive approaches to help avoid kidney injury and disease, along with advanced therapies to improve kidney health and function. We offer some of the most advanced kidney therapies, including continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE).

World-class care in an academic health system. We’re recognized by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases as a Center of Excellence and a leader in treating kidney conditions. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the latest treatment options.

Advanced treatment options at the Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center (CCKFC). As the only comprehensive center in southeast Florida, the CCKFC is uniquely suited to care for children and young adults under 21. Our highly skilled team provides early diagnosis and treatment to stop the progression of kidney disease and protect your child’s health and development.

Comprehensive care in a compassionate, supportive environment. Kidney health impacts vital functions throughout your body. The kidneys can also be impacted by autoimmune or genetic disorders, which can lead to additional complications. That’s why our nephrologists work as part of a team to address the whole person. This group can include general physicians and specialists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, psychologists, and teachers.

Latest breakthroughs in clinical treatment. Our leading-edge research allows us to offer advanced approaches you won’t find nearby, including promising new therapies through clinical trials. Our academic research is supported by nationally recognized health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Society of Nephrology, American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association.

Highest patient survival rate after transplant. Experts at the Kidney Transplant Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center have performed more than 250 kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants. This expertise earned us recognition by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the largest volume in the nation and the highest transplant success and patient survival after kidney transplant. In addition, our Kidney Paired Donor Exchange Program gives those who need a kidney transplant a better chance of finding a match. With this program, donors that aren’t a medical match for the patient can take part in an exchange program that matches them with another recipient/donor.

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