Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nephrology
Penn State Nephrology covers a full array of services in dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension, inpatient service, consultation service, and outpatient consultative and long-term follow-up activities.
All modalities of dialysis are available, including hemodialysis, acute hemodialysis, hemofiltration, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), chronic cyclic peritoneal dialysis (CCPD), and continuous venoveno hemofiltration dialysis (CVVHD). A cadre of eighty dialysis patients are followed long-term. Additionally, dialysis is performed as necessary for patients undergoing kidney transplant and for transients visiting the area. The kidney transplant service is active performing 100 kidney transplants per year. This program also performs combined kidney/pancreas transplants and liver transplants as well.
The inpatient and consultation service are combined into one active service that follows an inpatient census of 15 to 20 patients. The outpatient clinic sees a broad spectrum of clinical renal diseases, including renal stones, renal tubular acidosis, glomerular diseases, hematuria/proteinuria, chronic renal insufficiency, and complicated hypertension.
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Understanding how gastric bypass surgery changes the properties of nerve cells that help regulate the digestive system could lead to new treatments that produce the same results without surgery, according to Penn State College of Medicine scientists, who have shown how surgery restores some properties of nerve cells that tell people their stomachs are full.More...
Penn State College of Medicine awarded $1 million AMA grant
Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a prestigious $1 million grant by the American Medical Association as part of a program aimed at transforming the way the physicians of tomorrow are trained.More...
Penn State Hershey entrepreneurs win first 'startup boot camp' awards
Dr. Joseph Sassani, ophthalmologist at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and professor of ophthalmology and pathology at Penn State College of Medicine, is the winner of The TechCelerator@Hershey’s inaugural Eight Week Boot Camp program for promising entrepreneurs.More...
Collaborative Hershey and University Park medical service trip
This spring brought the first collaborative spring break service trip for University Park undergraduates and Hershey medical students and physicians.More...