Nephrology


(718) 963-7585

Kidneys are vital organs which clean our blood and remove poisons made in our body on a daily basis. Nephrology is a specialty of Medicine that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, diagnosis and treatment of kidney problems, and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).  The Division of Nephrology at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for the entire spectrum of kidney problems, including kidney disease commonly related to diabetes and hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, hematuria, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, electrolyte disorders and kidney failure. Nephrology services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The high incidence of Diabetes and Hypertension has resulted in increased rates of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Our goal is early detection of CKD with the aim to slow progression of kidney disease and to avoid or delay renal replacement therapy, dialysis or renal transplant. We place a strong emphasis on patient education and work closely with a renal dietician in our outpatient setting. All patients nearing End Stage Renal Disease are given an option of all modalities of renal replacement therapy including HD, PD, home HD as well as kidney transplant. We maintain a close relationship with major transplant centers and encourage early transplants.

At WHMC our 6 bed acute dialysis unit treats patients with acute kidney injury as well as CKD admitted to the hospital. We provide both in-patient hemo- as well as peritoneal dialysis. 

The Clinical Staff of the Division of Nephrology is committed to providing excellent renal care to the community and increasing awareness of kidney disease in the community.




Moyna, Kapoor, MD
Director

Atul Maini M.D.

Premila Bhat M.D.


To make a hospital clinic appointment, please call:
(718) 963-7676