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Care and Services

The Division provides:

  • in-patient and out-patient consultation services in adult general nephrology and hypertension, 
  • hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs. 

Kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation are provided at the Royal Victoria Hospital - Glen site.

The Division has provided a full spectrum of clinical services in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation.

Members of the Division have been involved in innovative aspects of dialysis care, including:

  • self-care dialysis
  • home nocturnal hemodialysis
  • hemodiafiltration
  • telenephrology
  • implementation of a hemodialysis exercise program.

Nephrology runs several multidisciplinary specialty clinics in the areas of:

  • pre-dialysis
  • kidney stones
  • lupus nephritis
  • hypertension
  • pregnancy
  • pediatric to adult transition care. 

There is an active kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant program that emphasizes living-related kidney donation.

Programs

General Nephrology and Nephrology Specialty Clinics

  • Advanced chronic kidney disease and pre-dialysis
  • Kidney stones
  • Complex hypertension
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus and kidney disease
  • Kidney disease in pregnancy
  • Pediatric to adult kidney disease transition care
  • Renal failure in native populations
  • Kidney biopsy

Hospital Hemodialysis

  • Acute, conventional, on-line hemodiafiltration
  • Hemodialysis exercice program
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Vascular access planning

Home Dialysis

  • Noctural home hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritoneoscopic insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters

Satellite Hemodialysis and TeleNephrology

Kidney Transplantation

  • Pre-transplant evaluation
  • Peri-transplant management
  • Long-term follow up
  • Allograft biopsy
  • Evaluation of donors
  • Paired exchange
  • Recipient desensitization protocols