Nephrology – About
Long-term care of kidney failure
We care for patients with acute and chronic (end-stage) kidney failure, providing both hospital and home-based dialysis. For home-based dialysis, we provide training for patients and their families.
Deep involvement in kidney transplants
We support about 50 kidney transplants every year. Not only are we involved in the preparation and evaluation of patients seeking kidney transplants, but we follow patients during hospitalization as well as provide follow-up medical care in our outpatient department.
Strength of the Penn State Health system
As a part of the Penn State Health system, we have access to world-class expertise and specialists. Our team members work in close collaboration with specialists throughout Hershey Medical Center, particularly in cardiology, endocrinology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, urology, and hematology/oncology.