Nephrology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the kidney. Because the kidney performs so many critical functions, nephrologists maintain expertise in primary kidney disorders, but also the management of the systemic consequences of kidney dysfunction.
Some of the conditions that KSM physicians manage include:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Kidney transplantation
- End-stage renal disease
- Dialysis care (in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis)
- High blood pressure (aka Hypertension)
- Renal artery stenosis
- Congenital kidney disorders
- Inflammatory kidney disorders (glomerulonephritis)
- Acute kidney injury
- Electrolyte disorders
- Fluid disorders
- Kidney stone prevention
- Anemia of chronic kidney disease
- Plasmapheresis care
If you have a condition that you think might best be managed by a nephrologist, please feel free to call us anytime.
The KSM physicians provide inpatient consultation services at many of the metropolitan hospitals, including: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mercy Hospital, United Hospital, North Memorial Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Regency Hospital, and Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia.
Chronic Kidney Disease & Hypertension Consult
KSM physicians see patients with all forms of kidney disease in the outpatient setting.
Nephrologists are also experts in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). If your blood pressure is particularly challenging to control, your provider may seek advice from a KSM nephrologist. The KSM physicians can see you at one of 3 primary clinics or at one of our 11 satellite clinics.
Kidney Transplant Management
The Kidney Specialists of Minnesota Post-Transplant Clinic Team provides individualized, expert, post-transplant care.
KSM nephrologists provide individualized, expert, post-transplant care in Allina’s transplant clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Consultation with a registered dietitian is available at all KSM offices.
In some cases, kidney conditions require changes to the patient's diet. KSM offers highly specialized and individualized renal dietitian consultation services. We can help simplify the complicated dietary changes you need and create a dietary plan that works for you.
Dialysis & End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
KSM oversees the care of more dialysis patients than any other group in Minnesota.
We see dialysis patients at both Fresenius and DaVita dialysis clinics. We have experience in all forms of dialysis including peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, NxStage home hemodialysis, and in-center hemodialysis.