When your kidneys are healthy you probably don’t give them much thought. But these fist-sized organs do the critically important, minute-by-minute work of filtering wastes from your body, as well as balancing electrolytes and producing key hormones. So when your kidneys get sick from painful kidney stones, high blood pressure, diabetes or other complications, you need expert help now.
The Sutter Health network includes nearly 150 nephrology experts (doctors who study kidney function and treat renal disease), including pediatric nephrologists and kidney transplant specialists, dedicated to the highest level of research-backed care.
These kidney doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians and technologists will work closely with you to determine the cause of your kidney problems and suggest appropriate treatment. We offer a full range of services from evaluation through recovery, including:
- Leading-edge diagnostic tools and procedures, such as ultrasound and laser therapy for kidney stones.
- Classes and support groups to help you manage high blood pressure, dialysis and other kidney-related issues.
- A nationally ranked kidney transplant program at a local affiliate, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), which brings specialists to your geographic area and uses sophisticated technology to greatly reduce organ-donor wait times.
Whatever your path to kidney health, your Sutter Health nephrologist will be your advocate and partner to control kidney disease and restore full function and quality of life.