Neph
Our team of board-certified nephrologists are experts in the care of your kidneys.
The kidneys are responsible for cleaning the blood and removing waste from the water. Kidney diseases interrupt this process and can lead to serious health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and end-stage renal failure. 
 
Our experienced nephrology team helps patients manage kidney disease, slow down the progress of chronic kidney disease, and provides state-of-the-art dialysis services to patients who have already experienced kidney failure
 
Symptoms of Kidney Disease

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible when you exhibit symptoms of kidney disease. Left untreated, kidney disease can progress into chronic kidney disease, which will continue to disable kidney function until kidney failure occurs.

Patients with kidney failure will need continuous dialysis treatments for the rest of their lives or until they can receive a kidney transplant.

Symptoms of kidney disease often appear slowly and may include:

  • More frequent urination (this is often the most noticeable early symptom)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure that is difficult to regulate
  • Sleeping problems
  • Nausea and vomiting

Many of these symptoms can be signs of unrelated medical problems, which makes kidney disease more difficult to diagnose in the early stages. However, in many cases, increased urination serves as the telltale sign of kidney disease. The average person urinates four to six times a day. If you regularly find yourself going above this number, you should discuss it with your primary care physician.

Conditions and Treatments: 

We have the capabilities to manage a full range of kidney diseases and offer some of the latest treatments. Here is a list of some of the most common conditions we see and treatments we use. If you have questions about whether we treat your condition or offer a specific treatment, please call us.

Transplant Nephrology Vs. Interventional Nephrology

What is transplant nephrology?

Transplant nephrology specializes in kidney and pancreas transplants as well as caring for kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.

What is interventional nephrology?

Interventional nephrology specializes in treating and maintaining access to blood vessels for dialysis. In addition, interventional nephrologists perform kidney biopsies. They have training in:

  • Placing or removing catheters (soft, hollow tubes that allow fluids to flow into or out of your body).
  • Placing stents (plastic tubes that keep your blood vessels open).
  • Removing blood clots.
  • Performing fistulograms (an imaging test that checks for an abnormal connection in your kidney called a fistula).
  • Performing kidney biopsies.

Locations

2 Specialty Care Locations

1Midstate Nephrology

85 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860) 344-8606
Fax
(860) 344-8963
Midstate Nephrology

2Starling Physicians - Nephrology and Internal Medicine

85 Seymour Street
Suite 900
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 241-0700
Fax
(860) 344-8963
Starling Physicians - Nephrology and Internal Medicine