Our goal is to provide you with the best possible treatment. A close-knit, highly experienced team of experts from all occupational groups who are committed to ongoing professional development deliver the gold standard in diagnostics, therapy, nursing and science.
Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that is concerned with a whole host of diseases. In addition to the many causes of chronic kidney disease (in Austria primarily diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure), there are a large number of autoimmune diseases, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and diseases of other organ systems (for example the heart or liver) that affect the kidneys. Here it is also becoming clear that in modern medicine, there are areas of overlap with other subdisciplines, which is why we provide care in close collaboration with other experts from the Department of Internal Medicine. Kidney transplantation is the cornerstone of therapy for advanced kidney disease. In coordination with the Division of Transplantation Surgery, we coordinate your care—from listing to transplant to aftercare.
Our general clinic offers sound basic care for patients with chronic kidney insufficiency. Various special clinics provide personal counseling from experts in immune-mediated kidney diseases, kidney transplantation and kidney stones. Our dialysis station administers hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as special extracorporeal treatments (e.g., plasmapheresis, immunoadsorption, lipoprotein apheresis) to patients with chronic and acute kidney failure. As part of our consultation services, we assume care for nephrology patients during inpatient treatments at other divisions and institutes of University Hospital Graz.
The uniqueness and the added value of our division are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The division is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.