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Our Approach to Treating

Kidney Disease

At NYU Langone, our nephrologists manage kidney disease, in which the kidneys are unable to properly filter waste from the blood. In this chronic condition, the kidneys slowly lose their ability to function properly. Sometimes the kidneys fail rapidly, in less than two days. This is called acute kidney failure, and it occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to remove waste from the blood or balance fluids in the body.

Our doctors take steps to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease in adults and help manage advanced kidney disease to prevent kidney failure. They are also experts in treating people with acute kidney failure.

NYU Langone’s Transplant Institute is one of the foremost kidney transplant centers in the world. Its living donor program provides an alternative to traditional donor programs, offering shorter wait times and improved outcomes for kidney recipients.

Treatment for Kidney Disease

Treatment for kidney disease can include lifestyle changes and medication. For advanced kidney disease, dialysis or a transplant may be necessary.

Our Research and Education in Kidney Disease

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.