Treatment for Chronic Kidney Conditions
The Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension offers therapeutic plasmapheresis and cytopheresis using state of art techniques, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, through The George Washington University Hospital. The physicians are well-trained in all modalities of extra-corporeal therapy including plasmapheresis and cytopheresis. We endeavor to deliver the therapy tailored to the patient and the clinical condition.
Besides treating well recognized renal indications such as Goodpastures/anti-GBM disease, ANCA related vasculitis, and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, therapy is available for conditions such as myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, Guillain-Barré syndrome and intractable pruritus from cholestatic disease.
The physicians will work with the referring specialists in delivering optimal care for the patients. The Apheresis team will organize the vascular access and will monitor the necessary biochemical and serological parameters, which will be shared with the referring physician.
To arrange for treatment please contact (202) 741-2283 and ask to be connected to the fellow or the attending physician on the inpatient service.