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Nephrology Services at UPMC in Central Pa.

UPMC Nephrology Services provides diagnosis and comprehensive treatment options for kidney disease or dysfunction, as well as the expertise to know how both can affect other parts of the body. Kidney disease or dysfunction can include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, and adverse interaction with certain medications. We’ll help you feel your best with the expert care you deserve.

What is nephrology?

Nephrology is a medical specialty focused on the kidneys. Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs that have the important job of sifting out waste and excess water from your blood, which becomes urine. The waste in your blood comes from the normal breakdown of the food that fuels your body.

If there is a problem with your kidneys, you may suffer from diabetes or autoimmune disease, we well as conditions that result from kidney disease such as high blood pressure.

Conditions We Treat

UPMC South Central Pa. Nephrology provides comprehensive care for a wide range of kidney conditions and their related symptoms:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney trouble
  • Rapid decline in kidney function
  • High blood pressure that is difficult to treat
  • High blood pressure problems related to the kidneys
  • Diabetic problems related to the kidneys
  • Protein in urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Abnormal labs such as high/low potassium levels or high/low sodium levels
  • Kidney stones
  • Hereditary kidney problems (like polycystic kidney disease)
  • Acid/base imbalances of the blood

Need more information?

Many of our providers offer video visits. Call the office or schedule via your patient portal 717-291-6752

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