Advanced kidney care in Richmond

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidneys. Our nephrologists at Chippenham Hospital are experts in kidney care and provide a variety of treatment options for kidney disorders and diseases.

To learn more about our kidney care services, call us at (804) 320-3627.

Kidney conditions we treat

Our nephrology team diagnoses and treats the following kidney conditions:

  • Acute or chronic renal failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • End stage renal disease
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Progressive loss of kidney function (Alport syndrome)
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the renal arteries)
  • Renal tubular acidosis (buildup of acid in the body due to a failure of the kidneys to adequately acidify the urine)

Treatment options for kidney diseases and disorders

Our nephrologists are equipped to perform various minimally invasive surgeries to treat patients’ kidney disorders. Some include:

  • Cryosurgery for kidney masses—An alternative to surgical tumor removal, ultra-thin probes inject argon gas to freeze the tumor, killing cancerous cells while sparing healthy kidney structures
  • Endourology procedure for kidney stone disease—Extraction of stones from natural entry points to the kidney
  • Nephrectomy—Surgical removal of all (radical) or part of the kidney (kidney-sparing surgery)