Nephrology is the medical specialty concerned with the kidneys. The nephrologists at Lankenau Medical Center offer advanced techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and medical kidney (renal) problems, including chronic and acute renal disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), renal failure, difficult-to-control hypertension and certain complications of pregnancy. Persons with advanced kidney failure are treated in dialysis units available to inpatients and outpatients at Lankenau Medical Center.
Lankenau Medical Center provides acute inpatient hemodialysis and acute peritoneal dialysis. Continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis is available for critically ill patients with acute renal failure.
Chronic hemodialysis and chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are provided at Lankenau to outpatients with chronic end-stage renal failure. Patients in these outpatient dialysis units are supervised by registered nurses. A home training program is provided for patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).
For more information about outpatient dialysis at Lankenau Medical Center, call 610-896-0780.
Lankenau also manages the medical portion of the Lankenau Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program. The program, with the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, was one of only 15 centers in the National Institutes of Health’s seven-year hemodialysis (HEMO) study, the largest-ever study of hemodialysis. The HEMO study was designed to find the ideal balance of therapy, cost and results for dialysis patients.
The transplant nephrologist at Lankenau Medical Center supports the Kidney Transplant Program with medical management before, during and after the transplant process. This physician also participates in the management of the transplant program and education of the hospital staff regarding solid-organ transplantation. more
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For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.