Chronic Kidney Disease

More than 20 million American adults have some level of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is also called chronic renal failure or chronic renal insufficiency.

Your kidneys normally filter your blood to remove waste products and extra fluid. With chronic kidney disease, the kidneys have not been working right, causing wastes to build up in your blood and make you sick.

An Interdisciplinary Team Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

Our Kidney Team, led by Jarrod Post, MD, MBA, includes the services of endocrinology, dialysis, nephrology, medicine, nutrition, interventional radiology, and transplant surgery.

If left untreated, chronic kidney disease can cause serious heart, bone and brain problems as well as result in kidney failure, which can be life-threatening.

Our interdisciplinary team includes both board-certified urologists and nephrologists who provide state-of-the-art care for chronic kidney disease patients. They focus on getting patients treatment as early in their disease process as possible, for better outcomes including avoiding lifelong dialysis treatments. This means a better quality of life, and dramatically better survival rates. Our kidney disease specialists also collaborate closely with Hartford Hospital’s Transplant Institute team to help patients avoid dialysis whenever possible.

Patients who do require dialysis benefit from the work of this team as well. Dialysis involves treatment three times per week, usually on a long-term basis. Complications can include failure of the access site where patients are connected to the dialysis equipment, and infection. Team members use their knowledge and expertise to minimize these problems.

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