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A variety of diseases can affect the health of the kidneys. We care for patients at every stage of kidney disease, offering scientifically proven treatments and a personalized care plan.

The Department of Urology is part of the Living Donor Transplant Program at the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center where we care for patients with renal disease who are candidates for kidney transplantation. We have expertise in performing laparoscopic, living-donor nephrectomies, delivering the highest quality care to the kidney donor-patient team at Yale.

At Yale Medicine, our patients have full access to leading physicians who can help with all aspects of renal disease. Patients also have access to world-class resources at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. Our doctors are at the forefront of kidney disease and kidney cancer treatment and research, including novel immunotherapy approaches and the genetic characterization of kidney cancers.

In addition, the Yale School of Medicine's Hereditary Kidney Cancer and Genetic Assessment Program investigates potential genetic causes of kidney cancer in young patients, including those with a family history and individuals with multiple tumors, to help family members determine if they carry a risk for kidney cancer.