Kidney

We're a regional centre for kidney disease in south east London, Kent and surrounding areas.

We offer treatment at all stages, including:

  • early diagnosis
  • care for advanced kidney disease, including dialysis
  • kidney transplantation
  • end of life care

Specialities

We’re nationally recognised for our expertise in kidney transplantation. We’re also leaders in the field of shared haemodialysis care and home dialysis. We were one of the first kidney centres in the UK to establish an overnight (nocturnal) home haemodialysis programme.

We also provide a full kidney service for Guernsey.

Wards

If you need to stay in hospital, you’ll stay on:

Health information

NHS website, chronic kidney disease

Kidney care UK website

UK Kidney Association website

Cystinosis Foundation UK 

Team

Our consultants in the kidney service:

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Clinics

We have many different clinics to help you. Please see more information below:

Phone: 020 7188 7188, extension 55070

Location: rare diseases centre, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 9EH

Opening times: 4 times a year 

This consultant-led clinic is one of the largest in the UK for adults with cystinosis.

You need a referral for an appointment at this clinic. You'll also be seen at our eye clinic.

Phone: 020 7188 7188, extension 87922

Location: kidney clinic, 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

This is a consultant-led clinic for people with polycystic kidney disease. Treatment and care at this clinic includes:

  • management of blood pressure
  • assessment for tolvaptan therapy

Email: [email protected]

Location: kidney clinic, 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times: Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 5pm

This consultant-led clinic assesses people for renal tubular conditions. You need a referral for an appointment.

We assess people with high and low potassium levels to understand if they have a kidney condition.

Visit our transplant support service for more information about the transplant support clinic.

Phone: 020 7188 7188, extension 7488

Location: kidney clinic, 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Your kidney doctor or nurse will refer you to this clinic if you need an arteriovenous (AV) fistula formed in your arm. This involves surgery to join one of your veins to an artery, usually at the wrist or elbow. It will allow more blood to flow through the vein. As a result, the vein grows larger and stronger. This makes repeated needle insertions for haemodialysis treatments easier.

You can find out more about what to expect on our having an arteriovenous (AV) fistula formed page.

It will take at least 6 to 8 weeks for the vein to be large enough to be used for dialysis. We'll see you again at the clinic about 4 to 6 weeks after your operation. You'll have a scan to check that the vein is ready to be used.

This clinic is led by our surgeons and nurse specialists.

Last updated: March 2022

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8820

Email: [email protected]

Address: kidney clinic 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond London SE1 9RT

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