Your kidneys act as your body’s filtration system, removing waste from your blood through urination. When the kidneys don’t function properly, waste can build up in the body causing health problems such as kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, infections, tumors and kidney failure. Nephrology is the medical specialty focused on the kidneys and urinary system.

Specialized care for kidneys (renal care)

The board-certified nephrologists at Edward-Elmhurst Health offer a range of inpatient and outpatient services emphasizing kidney disease prevention. We work closely with your primary care physician and other specialists within the Edward-Elmhurst system to make sure your condition is accurately diagnosed and effectively treated.

Finding a specialist who matches your needs and preferences is an important healthcare decision. At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we work with several physician groups to provide nephrology services, including Elmhurst Clinic and Edward Medical Group.

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Our nephrology services

Look to our nephrology team for the comprehensive services and education you need for your kidney condition.

  • Diabetes diagnosis and care
  • Kidney disease screening and diagnosis
  • Kidney dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)
  • Renal surgery, including minimally invasive procedures
  • Nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty

Get related information on urinary and bladder care and diabetes services available at Edward-Elmhurst.