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Kidney Disease & Hypertension

Treatment for Kidney Disorders in Washington DC

The Division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension at The GW Medical Faculty Associates offers comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic disorders of the kidney and urinary tract; fluid, electrolyte and acid base imbalances; and hypertension.

Clinical services have expanded over the past several months to include inpatient as well as outpatient care, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation options, renal biopsy and interventional nephrology.

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Patient Stories

  • Weight Loss Surgery Success - Chuck Carroll

    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...

  • A Patient's Story

    Battling high blood pressure and immobility, Arlene knew she had to lose weight. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she turned to our surgical weight loss providers for gastric bypass to jump start her journey to improved health. Listen to her story.

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy
    This study is evaluating a new drug for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy