ECU Health nephrology services provide high-quality, personalized care for your kidney health issues.
Your kidneys perform many critical functions and play an essential role in your overall health. In addition to helping the body get rid of wastes and toxins, your kidneys work to keep important chemicals and fluids in balance. They also produce substances that form red blood cells and help regulate blood pressure and heart function.
The causes of kidney disease are many and varied, from temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys or urinary tract blockage, to decreased blood supply or blood vessel damage, or chronic illness like diabetes or hypertension. Diseases of the kidney and urinary tract remain a major cause of illness and death in the U.S.
At ECU Health, you’ll find treatment for all types of chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney failure and more. We help manage related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. We offer surgical options, including transplantation, and non-surgical treatments such as medication and dialysis. You will also receive education on diet and prevention to help keep your kidneys healthy longer.
Why ECU Health Nephrology?
ECU Health employs more than 25 physicians who specialize in nephrology and kidney disease. You can be sure you’re getting top care close to home.
If you have kidney disease, you may be under the care of specialists for heart, endocrine or other issues, as well as your primary care physician. At ECU Health, your providers work together to coordinate your care, knowing that you are the most important member of your care team.
Our online patient portal makes it easy for you and your care team to review important health information, request prescription refills, view lab results, request appointments, access follow-up care, send a message to your doctor and much more.