About Our Renal (Kidney) Care

Kidney Care at BIDMC

Kidneys are a vital organ that excrete the body's waste products and maintain the body's balance of fluid and electrolytes. Kidney specialists have expertise in all aspects of what the kidneys do and the diseases that can affect them. These range from common diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, that damage the kidneys to relatively rare autoimmune or infectious diseases and rare genetic diseases. In addition, kidney specialists are expert in blood pressure management and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease, and where needed, our clinicians also guide the preparation and care of patients who will need dialysis or transplantation. Finally, kidney specialists can diagnose and treat electrolyte imbalances such as high or low potassium, sodium, calcium, and others, and provide advice for kidney stone prevention and other related diseases.