The Department of Nephrology treats not only kidney diseases, but also abnormal blood pressure and performs dialysis therapy for end stage renal disease (ESRD).

Medical services

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is common, harmful, and treatable. CKD causes not only end stage renal disease, but also cardiovascular disease (CVD). Proteinuria and hypertension are risk factors for the progression of CKD. An early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the progression of CKD. Our staff are able to treat every kind of kidney disease as well as hypertension patients. We also take care of ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis and CAPD in our hemodialysis center. Vascular access surgery is feasible.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Kidney disease can be detected in a medical check-up without symptoms apart from proteinuria or hematuria. We diagnose kidney diseases by examining urine and blood samples. A renal biopsy may be performed to help establish a diagnosis, and suggest a prognosis or direct therapy. We always consider the condition of the patient and select the most beneficial treatment to obtain the best patient outcome. Our aim is to achieve “whole-hearted” healthcare.

Target diseases

Primary kidney disease (glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, and nephritic syndrome) Secondary kidney disease (diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune disease)
Essential Hypertension, Secondary Hypertension

Clinical experiences

We have more than 1400 outpatients and 400 inpatients /month
Hemodialysis 500/month
Vascular access operation 100/year
Renal biopsy 30/year

Advanced information

A Dietetic and Nephrology seminar is held twice a year for patients and family members (May and November)