Nephrology

Dr. Stephen Donelan at his desk.The need for kidney dialysis or disease management is not an easy path for patients, but nephrologists can provide the guidance you need to handle a kidney disease or the dialysis some conditions require.

We treat patients suffering from a variety of kidney disorders and related conditions, including:

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney transplants
  • High blood pressure
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis

 

Inpatient dialysis services are available at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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The science of nephrology, kidney health, and knowing when to see a specialist

Part two of a four-part series Nephrology is the branch of medical science that deals with the kidneys. This includes normal function as well as abnormalities of kidney function, including: disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance; high blood pressure; kidney and bladder stones; kidney infections; kidney failure; kidney cysts and cancers of the kidney, bladder, and urethra. A nephrologist is a physician trained in either internal medicine or pediatrics who has completed additional training in nephrology. Additional training includes diagnosis and management of kidney disorders as well as kidney replacement therapies, such as dialysis and kidney transplant. Eating a heart healthy diet and exercising regularly are two of the best ways to...

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