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People living with end-stage kidney (renal) disease need extra help filtering out waste and toxic substances as well as regulating blood pressure and pH balance. A kidney transplant adds a healthy kidney to help get your body back on track. ...
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When organs like the heart, kidney, liver or bone marrow can no longer perform their most essential functions, transplant surgery can give you back the quality of life you expect and deserve. ...
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Did you know that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that you are born with? This condition primarily affects the kidneys and, in some cases, the liver, too. At Tufts Medicine, we understand that personalized treatment is key to living a healthy life. With our expert care, you can take control of your health and enjoy life to the fullest. ...
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Managing your blood pressure is an important part of keeping your body healthy, but did you know that having high blood pressure can injure your kidneys?  ...
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Your kidneys perform many vital functions, including removing waste, filtering blood and removing excess water and electrolytes. When these bean-shaped organs aren't working properly, it can impact your overall health and lead to serious complications. ...
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Amyloidosis is a group of plasma cell diseases where misfolded proteins form clusters that build up on your tissue and organs. These clusters, known as amyloids, can harm some of the body's most important organs like the heart, kidneys and liver, as well as nerves. ...
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From minimally invasive hernia repair to organ transplants and open heart procedures, our surgeons have the skills and experience to help get you on the road to better health. ...
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Myeloma (also known as multiple myeloma) and amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis are serious conditions caused by abnormal antibody-producing plasma cells found in the bone marrow where all blood cells are made. While myeloma (a blood cancer) and AL amyloidosis (a blood disease) can develop independently of one another, they’re sometimes diagnosed together. ...
Patient Stories
February 1, 2024
John Previti was in pre-op on the day of his kidney transplant when he mentioned that he hoped his sister Denise D’Amelio would soon have a donor as well. Minutes later, in a twist that surprised everyone, John learned his sister was at the Medical Center to receive her kidney transplant that very day.
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Multiple myeloma is a condition that affects plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These plasma cells either produce too much abnormal protein and/or make too many copies of themselves. Although it isn’t curable yet, it is highly treatable. At Tufts Medicine, we offer the latest and most effective treatment options, including clinical trials. ...
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Since its founding in the 1950s, the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Tufts Medical Center has prepared hundreds of physicians for careers in clinical nephrology, clinical research, and laboratory research.
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Adjusting to dialysis treatments can be complicated, which is why we make getting dialysis as convenient and comfortable as possible. Your treatment plan is designed with you in mind so you can continue doing what you enjoy. ...
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Did you know Tufts Medical Center is the oldest hospital in Boston? Tufts Medical Center was established as the Boston Dispensary and was the first operating medical center in New England- and the third in the United States. It was commissioned by Paul Revere.
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