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Renal medicine (nephrology)

Specialist care for kidney conditions

Our experienced renal consultants specialise in the treatment and management of diseases affecting the function of your kidneys

Overview

Nephrology, also known as renal medicine, is a medical specialty dedicated to supporting patients with renal (kidney) impairment or failure. When your kidneys aren't functioning correctly, your body accumulates the waste toxins that would normally be excreted in your urine. 
We have the facilities and expertise to treat a range of conditions that can affect kidney function, including diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal tubular disease, acute kidney injury and autoimmune disorders such as lupus nephritis and vasculitis. Our renal service brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts, including dedicated nephrologists, transplant surgeons, urologists, interventional radiologists and highly trained dialysis nurses to offer convenient access to dialysis and live-donor kidney transplant procedures. We also offer holiday dialysis at London Bridge Hospital and The Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood. We provide holiday dialysis in bright, spacious en-suite rooms, within a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Expertise

Our on-site diagnostic facilities test for a range of kidney disease and related problems, helping us to deliver the best course of treatment faster.

  • Kidney dialysis

    Need to know

    When the kidneys aren't working properly, the body accumulates waste products and excess fluid that would normally be filtered by the kidneys and turned into urine to be passed out of the body. Dialysis is a procedure to remove waste products and excess fluid from blood. As such, it's often necessary...

  • Holiday kidney dialysis

    Need to know

    We offer holiday dialysis in the heart of London. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, we can make your visit to the city seamless and relaxed. We provide holiday dialysis in our bright, spacious, air-conditioned en-suite rooms with disabled facilities, within a friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

  • Kidney transplant

    Need to know

    The kidneys filter waste from the blood and convert them to urine, otherwise waste products build up, which is potentially life-threatening. Dialysis can partially replicate kidney function but it's inconvenient and time-consuming ‒ making a kidney transplant the ideal treatment for kidney failure.

  • CT scans

    Need to know

    CT scans use X-rays to take detailed 2D and 3D images of inside your body. They diagnose and monitor many conditions including cancer, strokes and fractures, and they're used to investigate a wide range of symptoms. We invest in the latest CT scanning equipment which means we're able to carry out specialist...

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

Our consultant nephrologists are experts in their field, able to diagnose and treat conditions relating specifically to the kidneys.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

The Princess Grace Hospital facility

The London Kidney Centre

Based at The Princess Grace Hospital, The London Kidney Centre treats a broad range of kidney conditions including kidney stones, kidney cancer, chronic kidney disease and polycystic kidneys.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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