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The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus treats a wide range of chronic kidney disorders. Our team of specialists work closely with primary care physicians and other specialists to guide lifestyle changes and manage medications and therapies. Located in the Midtown Campus Outpatient Tower, our team coordinates with diabetes and heart specialists to help patients decrease the progression and risks associated with kidney disease and related conditions in one convenient location. Our team also includes expertise in social work, nutritional support and rehabilitation services.

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Symptoms of Kidney Disease

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Loss of appetite

Many symptoms often do not present until the advanced stages of the disease. Screening for kidney disease requires a simple blood and urine test. Early detection and treatment can help prevent or delay kidney failure.

UMMC Midtown Kidney Care Services

  • Acute, chronic, and peritoneal dialysis
  • Catheter insertions
  • Declotting of access

Dialysis

Your kidney's main function is to retain the right amount of water, salt, and other substances it needs while removing the excess water, salt and other chemicals from the body. Dialysis keeps your body in balance when your kidneys are unable to maintain that balance by mimicking the functions that healthy kidneys perform.

The University of Maryland Medical Center's dialysis clinics serve patients who are on or planning to begin long-term therapy to replace failing kidney functions. Learn more about the different types of dialysis.

Community Resources and Support

Lifestyle modifications like eating more fruits and vegetables, quitting smoking, and increasing physical activity can help reduce the risk of kidney disease. The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) also conveniently located in the Midtown Campus Outpatient Tower, offers free health and lifestyle management classes in addition to screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, hepatitis C and more.

Access to World-Class Academic Medicine

As a top academic medical center, we connect eligible patients who are experiencing kidney failure to the University of Maryland Transplant Center. As the state's largest kidney transplant program, the transplant team has performed more than 6,000 kidney transplants since 1988.

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To schedule an appointment, please call 410-328-5720.