At Baptist Health South Florida, we pair evidence-based practices with advanced technology and expertise to bring you comprehensive care for a wide range of kidney-related health conditions.

Our kidney specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized, patient-centered inpatient and outpatient care that addresses all aspects of your kidney health.

Our Nephrology Task Force monitors the processes and procedures used at all Baptist Health facilities to diagnose and treat kidney conditions and diseases to ensure each is done according to the highest standard of care. Our commitment to quality helps give you the best possible outcome.

Through our affiliation with Fresenius Medical Care, we offer extensive outpatient and home dialysis services so you can adhere to your treatment plan easily and conveniently.

What conditions do the nephrologists at Baptist Health South Florida treat?

We treat the full spectrum of kidney conditions, including:
  • Anemia Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Conditions Requiring Dialysis
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Disorder
  • Issue Related to High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

How are kidney conditions diagnosed?

The experienced team of kidney experts at Baptist Health begin with a physical exam that provides a complete overview of your medical history and kidney health. Diagnostic tests may include:
 
  • Advanced imaging — Tests like ultrasound, MRI and CT scan that provide a picture of your kidneys to check for abnormalities.
  • Albumin test — A urine test that checks for protein in your urine to determine how well your kidneys are filtering waste
  • Creatinine blood and urine tests — Checks your levels of the waste product creatinine.
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) — A blood test that shows how well your kidneys are working.
  • Kidney biopsy — Removal of a small piece of kidney tissue to examine it for disease or damage.
  • Renal artery doppler ultrasound — Uses sound waves to determine the amount of blood flow to and from your kidneys.
  • Renal MRI — Used with a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease to measure and monitor new and existing cysts.

What kidney treatments are offered by Baptist Health South Florida?

We don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions at Baptist Health. We provide both inpatient and outpatient treatment plans that are personalized to manage your specific health concerns. Treatment may include:
  • Hemodialysis — Blood filtering process that removes wastes and water from your blood.
  • Medication — Prescription drugs that minimize your symptoms and prevent further damage to your health.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis — Treatment that uses the lining of your abdomen to filter your blood.
  • Plasmapheresis — A process that removes harmful antibodies from your blood.

Who benefits from kidney services at Baptist Health South Florida?

You may be referred to one of our kidney specialists if you show signs of kidney disease, damage or infection. Our specialists also treat kidney disorders related to medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.

Locations

We offer both inpatient and outpatient services in several locations to give you convenient access to the care you need.

Our Approach

Our Approach

When you trust your care to the kidney specialists at Baptist Health you can expect:

  • Quality, evidence-based care that meets the highest medical standards with every interaction.
  • A full range of dialysis options offered at several convenient locations.
  • Seamless, coordinated care from a team of experts working together to give you the best quality of life possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our specialists focus on stopping or delaying the spread of kidney damage or disease to prevent the need for dialysis for as long as possible.

  • We partner with several nationally known providers to make kidney transplants available to our patients, but we do not offer transplant services at Baptist Health facilities.

Get more information on how our specialists can help you.