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At the Mass General Renal Associates, our goal is to provide a wide range of comprehensive and high quality services to patients with kidney disease and hypertension. We also provide comprehensive inpatient consultative services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Consultations range from acid-base, water and electrolyte abnormalities to glomerular diseases, vasculitis, polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, kidney stones, and acute and chronic renal failure.
Renal Associates is an outpatient clinic that provides services across the full spectrum of kidney-related disorders. Our team is comprised of over 20 attending physicians, 15 clinical fellows and 8 support staff members. Each year we treat over 5,600 patients for renal services.
We emphasize expert and compassionate care and aim to see all patients in a timely fashion -- new patients can usually be seen within 2 weeks from referral. Our practice is located directly next to the Kidney Transplant Program and the Vascular Access Program, enabling convenient and coordinated medical and surgical care for our patients.
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The links below provide more information about the conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.
Analgesic nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease that gradually leads to end-stage renal disease and the need for permanent dialysis or a kidney transplant.
There are many types of anemias that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Diabetes insipidus is a condition that results from insufficient production of the antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone that helps the kidneys and body conserve the correct amount of water.
Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD.
Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.
Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder, seen in all ethnic groups, caused by a deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme.
Glomerulonephritis is a type of glomerular kidney disease in which the kidneys' filters become inflamed and scarred, and slowly lose their ability to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood to make urine.
Glomerulosclerosis is the term used to describe scarring that occurs within the kidneys in the small balls of tiny blood vessels called the glomeruli.
Goodpasture syndrome is a rare, autoimmune disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys.
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a rare condition that mostly affects children under the age of 10. It is often characterized by damage to the lining of blood vessel walls, destruction of red blood cells, and kidney failure.
Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other health care provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.
IgA nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease that may progress over a period of 10 to 20 years, and can lead to end-stage renal disease.
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms from crystallization of excreted substances in the urine.
Nephrotic syndrome is a condition often characterized by the following: very high levels of protein in the urine, low levels of protein in the blood, swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands, as well as
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys.
Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys.
Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as SLE, or simply lupus, involves periodic episodes of inflammation of and damage to the joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, kidneys and skin.
Vasculitis refers to a group of diseases that result in inflammation, or swelling, of blood vessels. The inflammation damages the vessels, thus affecting the organs supplied by these blood vessels.
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