Nephrology (Hypertension, Renal and Urologic Diseases)

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The department of nephrology provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for the entire range of disorders of the kidney, urinary tract and hypertension. Inpatient and outpatient consultations are available for patients with electrolyte acid base and blood pressure disorders. Consultation for calcium and phosphorus disorders, and blood pressure disorders are also provided. The department offers specialized procedures for renal replacement therapy including hemodyalysis, peritoneal dialysis and hemofiltration/hemodiafiltration (CAVH/CVVH) for acute inpatients.

Phone. 937-641-3304
Fax. 937-641-4600

Medical Director: Leonardo Canessa, MD

Diagnoses or Conditions Treated

  • Hypertension
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary tract disorder
  • Hematuria/Proteinuria
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Voiding disorders
  • Enuresis
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • End stage renal disease
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • Renal tubular disorders
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Disorders of mineral metabolism
  • Familial renal disorders
  • Syndromes with renal involvement


Services Available

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Inpatient Dialysis
  • Dysfunctional voids/urodynamics
  • Home intravenous therapy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Medication infusions
  • Nutritional support
  • Hemodialysis
  • Parent and caregiver education and support
  • Voiding dysfunction monitoring with URO dynamic testing
  • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration



  • Charcoal hemoperfusion


Tests Performed

  • Urine Collections
  • Ultrasounds (CHI 1025)
  • VCUG (CHIC 1038)
  • Benign familial hematuria
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Normal-calcium, low animal-protein, low-salt diet
  • Arteriography
  • IgA Nehphropathy
  • Multicycystic dysplastic kidney disease (MCDKD)
  • Instruction for patients with nephrotic syndrome
  • Orthostatic proteinuria
  • Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis


  • Dayton Children's
    • Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Lima
    • First Thursday of each month
  • Specialty Care Center
    • Fourth Wednesday of each month

Nephrology Resource Center

Referral Process

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax: 937-641-4600

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


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