Nephrology & Kidney Diseases

A full spectrum of care for kidney diseases and conditions to lessen their impact on your life

Your kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body. They filter your blood in order to remove impurities and toxins.

When you have kidney disease, you need a full spectrum of care to decrease its impact on your life. Your nephrologist (kidney doctor) will work with you to find effective treatments, ranging from medications to kidney transplants.

There are many types of kidney diseases or conditions that can greatly impact your life. To effectively address your kidney health, our nephrology associates work closely with you and your primary care physician to fully explore your treatment options. We help you accurately choose the right treatment for you. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific condition, lifestyle and personal goals. You are a person with kidney disease, but you are not the disease.

Our experts provide care for chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, proteinuria and hematuria. Services include:

  • Liver and kidney disease treatment
  • Hypertension management
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Post-transplant management Dialysis

Nephrology & Kidney Disease Care at IU Health

There are many types of kidney diseases or conditions that can greatly impact your life. To effectively address your kidney health, our nephrology associates work closely with you and your primary care physician to fully explore your treatment options. We help you accurately choose the right treatment for you. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific condition, lifestyle and personal goals. You are a person with kidney disease, but you are not the disease.

Our experts provide care for chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, proteinuria and hematuria. Services include:

  • Liver and kidney disease treatment
  • Hypertension management
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Post-transplant management Dialysis

IU Health is on the leading edge of innovation and research in kidney diseases and is particularly renowned for our transplant services. If you suffer from kidney disease, you always have a team at your side every step of the way supporting your individual care goals.

Through the Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians are involved in teaching the next generation of nephrologists and kidney disease specialists. Our fellowship program is one of the top programs in the country and our physicians conduct extensive research into kidney diseases. What does this mean for you? It means that you will have access to the latest advances in nephrology and kidney disease treatment.

Partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine

Through the Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians help teach the next generation of nephrologists and kidney disease specialists. Our fellowship program is one of the top programs in the country and our physicians conduct extensive research into kidney diseases. This means you get access to the latest advances in nephrology and kidney disease treatment.

Kidney Donation and Kidney Transplants

At IU Health, we are highly experienced with kidney transplants. A transplant can increase length and quality of life for those experiencing end-stage kidney disease. We perform the surgical removal of kidneys from living donors, or use kidneys from deceased donors. If you need a transplant or are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, we will walk you through the process.

Why IU Health for Nephrology & Kidney Diseases Care

IU Health is on the leading edge of innovation and research in kidney diseases and is particularly renowned for our transplant services. If you suffer from kidney disease, you always have a team at your side every step of the way supporting your individual care goals.

Through the Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians are involved in teaching the next generation of nephrologists and kidney disease specialists. Our fellowship program is one of the top programs in the country and our physicians conduct extensive research into kidney diseases. What does this mean for you? It means that you will have access to the latest advances in nephrology and kidney disease treatment.

Partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine

Through the Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians help teach the next generation of nephrologists and kidney disease specialists. Our fellowship program is one of the top programs in the country and our physicians conduct extensive research into kidney diseases. This means you get access to the latest advances in nephrology and kidney disease treatment.

Kidney Donation and Kidney Transplants

At IU Health, we are highly experienced with kidney transplants. A transplant can increase length and quality of life for those experiencing end-stage kidney disease. We perform the surgical removal of kidneys from living donors, or use kidneys from deceased donors. If you need a transplant or are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, we will walk you through the process.

Related Services and Conditions for Nephrology & Kidney Diseases

Dec 06

Can you share your spare?

“Dialysis is the most depressing and time-consuming part of this stormy season of my life,” says Kaci Jackson-Mileham, who has been waiting for a transplant since September 2021. Jackson-Mileham was diagnosed at age seven with polycystic kidney disease. Her younger brother has the same disease. “I was told the form of the disease I had would not cause me any problems until later in life,” she says. “I lived a pretty normal life with hardly any complications.” At the age of 18, Jackson-Mileham partnered with IU Health Arnett nephrologist James Sutton, MD, for her care. He felt her kidney function was good and she had no major issues. Even during her first pregnancy, things were mostly ok. Baby number 2 changed things The plan she discussed with Sutton and her IU Health Arnett obstetrician Noel Wallace was to not have any more children due to the impact it could have on her kidneys. But life had other plans. “I cried when I found out I was pregnant,” says Jackson-Mileham, whose kidneys began to decline by month seven of her pregnancy. “Dr. Sutton was very caring, very hands-on and explained that my disease is my disease. It will progress on its

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Patient Stories for Nephrology & Kidney Diseases

Dec 06

Can you share your spare?

“Dialysis is the most depressing and time-consuming part of this stormy season of my life,” says Kaci Jackson-Mileham, who has been waiting for a transplant since September 2021. Jackson-Mileham was diagnosed at age seven with polycystic kidney disease. Her younger brother has the same disease. “I was told the form of the disease I had would not cause me any problems until later in life,” she says. “I lived a pretty normal life with hardly any complications.” At the age of 18, Jackson-Mileham partnered with IU Health Arnett nephrologist James Sutton, MD, for her care. He felt her kidney function was good and she had no major issues. Even during her first pregnancy, things were mostly ok. Baby number 2 changed things The plan she discussed with Sutton and her IU Health Arnett obstetrician Noel Wallace was to not have any more children due to the impact it could have on her kidneys. But life had other plans. “I cried when I found out I was pregnant,” says Jackson-Mileham, whose kidneys began to decline by month seven of her pregnancy. “Dr. Sutton was very caring, very hands-on and explained that my disease is my disease. It will progress on its

Can you share your spare? image.