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.
Common Diseases and Disorders Treated
- chronic kidney disease
- kidney failure
- electrolyte disorders
- kidney stones and cysts
Outpatient consultations are provided by our nephrologists in a private office setting. We place a strong emphasis on treating patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease at an early stage in order to avoid progression to kidney failure.
Our nephrologists' primary goal is to preserve remaining kidney function in order to avoid the need for dialysis in the future. Those patients who have kidney failure requiring dialysis are seen at the Rockwell Dialysis Center as well as The Brooklyn Hospital Center's dialysis center located on floor 2W in the main hospital building. In addition, we have a home peritoneal dialysis program.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center's dialysis program is in the top 15% of dialysis units in the country. Over 200 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are treated here annually.