Adam Fang, assistant professor of vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses a new dialysis access procedure that is minimally invasive and patients leave the hospital with a band aid.

The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus treats a wide range of chronic kidney disorders. Our team of kidney specialists work closely with primary care physicians to ensure patients receive quality and coordinated medical care. Staff members with expertise in social work, nutritional support and rehabilitation services are also available.

Symptoms of kidney disease include fatigue, trouble concentrating, and loss of appetite, and often may not present until the advanced stages of the disease. Most people aren't diagnosed until they have begun to lose kidney function.

Screening for the disease requires a simple blood and urine test, and early detection and treatment can help prevent or delay kidney failure.

Symptoms of Kidney Disease

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Loss of appetite

Many symptoms often do not present until the advanced stages of the disease.

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.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please call 410-225-8083.