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Nephrology

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.

  • Our clinical nephrology services include:
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Dialysis graft/fistula stenting (to open the access devices for dialysis)
  • Fistulagrams
  • Glomerular disease
  • Interventional nephropathy
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal parenchymal disease
  • Vein mapping

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. Cris Vieira and Dr. Jorge Diego. 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.