If you have kidney disease, our team will work with you on a treatment path that best meets your needs. We provide expert care for a wide range of kidney diseases to help improve your quality of life.
At the UPMC Kidney Disease Center, our goal is to find a reversible cause of your kidney disease. Once we learn the cause, we can provide the most effective treatment.
Medicine can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression of your illness.
Your treatment will depend on your specific disease, but common medical treatments include:
If you progress to kidney failure, you may need to look into other treatments.
Dialysis — or renal replacement therapy — takes over for your failing kidneys by cleaning waste from your blood.
We partner with many dialysis clinics in the Pittsburgh region to provide you with this service. We can also help you prepare for dialysis at home.
But this is just one treatment option for renal replacement therapy. Another important option is kidney transplantation.
Living with kidney disease can be challenging for patients and families. For many, dialysis treatment is lifesaving. But it's also sometimes painful and time consuming.
So, the experts at the UPMC Kidney Disease Center offer a treatment option called renal supportive care.
It offers two different kinds of kidney disease care:
Our experts at the UPMC Renal Supportive Care Clinic are leaders in this treatment option.
For people who end up in kidney failure, our experts can assess you for kidney transplant. We partner with the world-renowned Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute to provide this service.
Our experts will guide you through each step of the process, supporting you through your assessment, surgery, and recovery.
To learn more about treatment for kidney disease at UPMC: