What Is Dialysis?

Download and read our pdf guide to Dialysis.

Posted: Friday, February 20 | Back to Top

Slowing Down Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease is defined by kidney damage lasting for over 3 months. Usually, the damage is long-lasting and progressive in such cases. Most patients do not fully understand how common chronic kidney disease really is: in these United States, 1 out of every 9 adults have chronic kidney disease....

Posted: Thursday, February 5 | Back to Top

Passing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are actually crystals (salts) of different shapes, sizes and chemistry, made from chemicals excreted in urine. During certain favorable conditions, these urinary salts may come out of solution, and deposit anywhere along the urinary tract. Ordinarily, we would be unaware of these salts in the urine, but as...

Posted: Sunday, February 1 | Back to Top

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are so common, they are virtually a fact of life. The urinary system consists of both pea-shaped, fist-sized kidneys, an ureter draining out of each kidney, a collecting bladder, and an urethra which is really a conduit to the outside. The urinary tract is an outlet...

Posted: Sunday, February 1 | Back to Top

Why Athens Kidney Center?

The physicians at Athens Kidney Center have a long track record of compassionate patient care. Since 2000, we have provided state-of-the-art specialist kidney care to Northern Georgia. We are available for any patient at any stage of kidney disease. Our goal is to extend provide high quality clinical care with...

Posted: Sunday, February 1 | Back to Top