Kidney Care

Kidney disease can turn life upside down: That’s why we’re here to help. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s comprehensive services—led by a highly skilled team of doctors and health care providers—can empower you to better understand your health and become an expert in your own care. Here’s what sets us apart:

Experienced nephrologists

Our board-certified nephrologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the kidneys. Our nephrologists care for patients with acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, electrolyte imbalances, calcium disorders, kidney stones and other conditions. 

Nationally recognized for kidney care

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health received special recognition for high performance in nephrology in the U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings. In addition, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a recognized leader in the Pacific Northwest for kidney transplantation.

We focus on these main areas of patient care:

When you or a loved one is in the hospital with a condition that requires kidney dialysis or surgery, you want the best possible care. Highly trained nurses and technicians provide comprehensive inpatient dialysis services for hospitalized patients, coordinating with your physicians on your care. Learn more information about the kidney conditions we treat.

Research and clinical trials

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we’re focused on the latest therapies and involved in bladder and renal (kidney) cancer clinical trials as well as chronic kidney disease research, which enables us to help you through all stages of disease. We work closely with our Urology Department and other specialists to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your condition and your lifestyle. 

Patient-centered care

We combine the personal attention of a clinic with the services of a major medical center. Our team members go out of their way to make sure you can get an appointment quickly and receive test results as soon as possible. Our skilled nephrologists lead our experienced teams of specialty nurses, certified dialysis technicians and other providers. We also support your and your family’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, with a chaplain, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and social workers.

Find more resources and support to help you prepare for your visit.

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You’ll find exceptional kidney care at our locations throughout the Puget Sound area.