Nephrology involves the diagnosis and management of issues relating to the kidneys and their functioning.
As highly regarded board-certified nephrologists, the experienced team at Gateway Nephrology is proud to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a range of kidney diseases, including: chronic urinary tract infections, diabetic kidney disorder, electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, lupus nephritis, kidney stones, nephrotic syndrome, pyelonephritis, polycystic kidney disorder, renal failure, and renal insufficiency.
Our comprehensive therapeutic services include kidney dialysis and evaluation as well as care of patients prior to or following kidney transplants.
Our expertise includes the following:
Urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections are responsible for 10 million healthcare visits annually. Preventative treatment may reduce the renal scarring caused by recurrent urinary tract infections.
Diabetic kidney disorder
Diabetes-related kidney disease is the leading cause of kidney failure; many patients with diabetes experience kidney disease including nephritis.
Imbalances of electrolytes such as calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, and sodium in the blood stream may contribute to kidney disease or failure.
Glomerulonephritis or glomerular disease
An inflammation of the glomeruli, the filters that help remove waste and electrolytes from the blood before passing it into the urine.
High blood pressure contributes to damage to the organs, and may cause problems with the arteries around the kidneys, potentially leading to renal failure.
A condition where the kidneys become inflamed due to the immune system disease called Lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
A condition where small mineral deposits build up inside the kidneys, causing discomfort and potential urinary complications.
A condition where the kidneys fail to properly filter waste and fluids from the blood, leading to excess protein and lipids being excreted in the urine.
A type of urinary tract infection where one or both kidneys are affected, causing inflammation and potentially spreading to the bloodstream.
Polycystic kidney disorder
An inherited disorder wherein clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, reducing kidney function and potentially leading to kidney failure.
Renal (kidney) failure
Also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), renal failure occurs when the kidneys are unable to filter waste products from the blood.
Poor functioning of the kidneys often caused by reduced blood flow due to renal artery disease, and resulting in a failure of the kidneys to adequately filter the blood.