Renal medicine

As part of our Liver and Renal Centre, our renal medicine department provides world-leading care and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the kidneys.

Reviewed by Dr Andrew Palmer, Consultant Nephrologist

Why choose us for renal care?

About renal medicine

Renal medicine, also known as nephrology, is the study and treatment of kidney disorders. This includes conditions that cause chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI). When a patient has kidney disease, they are unable to filter out waste products and excess fluid from the blood, which can make them seriously unwell.

At Cromwell Hospital, our consultant nephrologists and supporting healthcare professionals have the knowledge and expertise to devise bespoke, world-class treatment plans for your kidney condition.

Our expert renal team

Our dedicated renal team are with you every step of the way throughout your treatment at the Cromwell Hospital Liver and Renal Centre.

Our world-class team includes consultant nephrologists, surgeons, clinical nurse specialists, dietitians, a transplant coordinator and other supporting healthcare professionals. Collectively, our experts work together to provide targeted treatment plans and exceptional care, giving our patients the best health outcomes possible.

Renal conditions we treat

At the Liver and Renal Centre, we treat a comprehensive range of conditions affecting the kidneys, which can cause either chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). These include glomerular disease, diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and renovascular disease, renal stone disease, pyelonephritis, urine infections and more. 

We also treat many forms of kidney disease that occur with other common illnesses, such as heart disease, vascular disease, and diabetes.

Diagnostic tests for renal conditions

We understand that having a suspected kidney disorder can be worrying, which is why our Liver and Renal Centre provides swift access to same-day diagnostic tests alongside your initial consultation – all under one roof at our private hospital in west London.

Tests you may have include blood and urine tests, as well as imaging scans like MRI, CT or ultrasound. Some patients may also need more invasive investigations, such as an angiogram or biopsy. 

Treatment for renal conditions

Cromwell Hospital is proud to provide advanced, world-class treatment for a variety of renal disorders, including private transplantation services and dialysis. We also provide lifestyle support to help you manage your kidney condition, including consultations with our dietitians.    

We are home to one of the largest private dialysis units in the UK, which is staffed by specialist nurses and a 24-hour on-call consultant. Our unit welcomes both local patients and overseas visitors alike, providing haemodialysis, plasma exchange and holiday dialysis.

Private nephrologists and surgeons in London

Based in west London, our consultant nephrologists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and management of renal diseases. Kidney transplants are carried out by Professor Nadey Hakim. 

Paying for your treatment

We welcome both self-paying and insured patients.

Our locations

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