The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Rambam Health Care Campus is devoted to a mission of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Clinical activities are facilitated by physician consultations, an in-patient ward, outpatient ambulatory clinics, a transplantation unit, and dialysis units.
Hospitalized and ambulatory patients receive integrated care with a broad range of medical services, including consultations, comprehensive evaluation, and treatments. Patients are seen for diverse kidney-related diseases such as acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, proteinuria/hematuria, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and other inherited diseases, uncontrolled hypertension, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, kidney-related bone and mineral disorders, and kidney stones.
The department, in close collaboration with Rambam’s vascular surgeons, is the only center in Northern Israel with a kidney transplantation program. The first deceased-donor kidney transplantation in Israel was performed at Rambam on February 16, 1966. Since then, patients with failing kidneys and their families undergo complete assessment and counseling pre-transplant, and personalized post-transplant care.