Nephrology and Infectious Disease

Shelbyville Nephrology

Kidney Care & Dialysis in Shelbyville

The kidneys are responsible for removing waste from the body and processing nutrients. When a kidney fails, waste and excess fluid starts pooling up the blood, causing nausea, muscle cramps, and other health problems. Left untreated, kidney failure can be fatal. It is important to have kidney issues diagnosed and treated as soon as possible so your medical team can take the appropriate intervention.

At Major Health Partners, we offer comprehensive nephrology (kidney care) services in Central Indiana.

Patient Testimonial

  • Our clinical nephrology services include:
  • Home-based peritoneal and hemodialysis
  • In-center hemodialysis
  • Acute inpatient hemodialysis
  • Evaluation for kidney transplant and referrals to transplant surgeons
  • Post-operative care and management of kidney transplant
  • Nutritional management of kidney disease
  • Coordinated care for any kidney procedure
  • Coordinated care for kidney disease in pregnancy
  • Kidney biopsy

Planning and Maintenance of Dialysis Access:

  • Vein mapping
  • Fistulograms
  • Angioplasty or stent of blocked access

Kidney Disorders:

  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney disease (polycystic kidney disease, glomerular disease, hypertension, kidney stones, lupus nephritis, thin basement membrane disease, membranous, focal-segmental, membranoproliferative, IgA)
  • End stage kidney disease requiring dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Drug-induced kidney injury or disease
  • Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
  • Bloody urine (hematuria)
  • Protein in the urine (proteinuria and albuniuria)
  • Nephrectomy
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Pregnancy related kidney disorders

Dialysis in Shelby County

Patients who have suffered complete renal (kidney) failure need regular dialysis treatments. Dialysis essentially serves as a replacement for a functioning kidney. There are methods of administering dialysis, but all of them accomplish the same thing: removing waste from the blood.

Our dialysis department is run by experienced nephrologist Dr. Jorge Diego and Dr. Anupama Mohanram. We offer comprehensive dialysis care, including:

  • In-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for eligible patients
  • An educational program for dialysis patients and their families
  • Nutritional services for patients with chronic kidney failure

Whether you are visiting from out of town or looking for a new dialysis center, our team will be happy to meet you and get you started on the treatment you need.

Transplant Nephrology

Once a kidney has failed, the only treatment available is lifelong dialysis sessions or receiving a kidney transplant. The waiting list for kidney transplants is very long, but some patients may be able to receive them early if they have a pressing, life-threatening condition. We guide eligible transplant candidates through every stage of the transplant process.

We start with a comprehensive pre-transplant evaluation to make sure you can safely receive a transplant from a donor. A skilled member of our Nephrology team will help you navigate through the process to prepare for the operation. Once the procedure is complete, we provide long-term care to ensure your new kidney performs as expected.

Common Terms & Definitions:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): The loss of some kidney function. It means your kidneys cannot work as well as healthy kidneys. Kidney disease can be treated.
  • End Stage Kidney Disease/Kidney Failure: The loss of all kidney function. It means your kidneys have stopped working. You will need a kidney transplant or dialysis treatment for the rest of your life.
  • Dialysis: A procedure that filters waste products and extra water from your blood. It is one of the main treatments for kidney failure.
  • Kidney Transplant: An operation to put a healthy kidney in your body.