Nephrology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center covers the entire spectrum of diagnosis and treatment of kidney problems. Services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
On an inpatient basis, consultations are provided on a wide range of kidney problems including hypertension, diabetes and kidney failure. Outpatient consultations and office visits are provided by our nephrologists in a private office setting. We place a strong emphasis on treating patients with hypertension and diabetes at an early stage in order to avoid progression to kidney failure.
Our primary goal is to preserve the patient's remaining kidney function in order to avoid the need for dialysis in the future. Those patients who have kidney failure are treated in the Dialysis Center. In addition, we have a home peritoneal dialysis program. Our dialysis program is now treating over 200 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Our clinical outcomes have been excellent; we are in the top 15% of dialysis units in the country.