In the 1950s, Mount Sinai doctors were the first in the United States to be able to remove waste from blood (hemodialysis) when the kidneys were unable to perform that important function. It was a breakthrough. Today, we are still pioneers in treating kidney problems. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as a top nephrology hospital.
What Your Kidneys Do for You
Your kidneys not only produce urine, but also do other important things to help maintain your health:
- Controlling your blood pressure
- Keeping your bones healthy
- Producing red blood cells
- Regulating body fluids and mineral levels in the blood
- Removing drugs and toxins
You are in good hands with our expert nephrologists—doctors who specialize in the kidney. In fact, since we are a worldwide referral center for kidney disease, many nephrologists send their complex cases to Mount Sinai. Whether you have a rare disorder, high blood pressure, or a common kidney disease, we give you the best, most advanced care.
Treatments We Offer
We have one of the most advanced kidney disease centers in the world, treating patients and researching solutions—including kidney transplantation—and educating doctors. We are committed to giving you the very best care for your kidneys.
Our kidney specialists (nephrologists) use the latest diagnostic testing. We specialize in kidney imaging, advanced genetic testing, kidney (renal) biopsy testing, and expert biopsy evaluation.
At an advanced age, if chronic kidney disease has caused kidney failure, we are able to relieve symptoms and keep you or your loved one comfortable using palliative care and noninvasive treatments as appropriate. At Mount Sinai, we were the first in the country to offer geriatric kidney care as part of our adult nephrology practice. Today, we continue to move forward in developing compassionate health care as our patients age.
For your child, Mount Sinai is one of the country's most respected centers for pediatric kidney care. In addition, our pediatricians work together to provide expert and compassionate care for your child.
If you or a loved one has kidney disease along with HIV (HIV-associated nephrology, or HIVAN), we offer special care. In addition, we are leading the way with our research on HIVAN to discover new ways to treat kidney disease in HIV-positive patients, which tends to be a major cause of kidney (renal) failure in African Americans.
Research Making a Difference
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai conducts research devoted to discovering causes, prevention, and treatment of kidney disorders. Through our research, we are helping improve the way we care for you when you are at risk for or have kidney disease, and in turn, your quality of life.
Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for all forms of kidney disease includes:
- General nephrology for kidney disease
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Geriatric nephrology for kidney disease
- Kidney filtering disease (glomerulonephritis)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
- Kidney transplantation
In addition, Mount Sinai shares our research studies with physicians worldwide by publishing our findings in peer-reviewed medical journals.