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Nephrology & Urology

Friendship Nephrology & Urology Services offers the most extensive and cutting edge diagnostics along with new, minimally invasive and endourologic treatments. As an adjunct to our Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Specialty Surgery services, the Nephrology & Urology Services team can collaborate to provide the highest level of care for your patient. Most diagnostics can be performed the same day as the appointment. Interventional endourologic procedures can be performed within 2-3 days.

Conditions to be evaluated and managed:

Kidney Diseases

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Glomerular disease and protein losing nephropathy
  • Nephroureterolithiasis (kidney stones) and nephroureteral obstruction
  • Pyelonephritis

Urinary Diseases

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hematuria
  • Cystolithiasis (bladder stones)
  • Bladder polyps, masses
  • Dysuria
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
  • Prostatitis

Systemic Diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Potassium disorders
    • Sodium disorders

Available Diagnostics:

  • Ultrasound
  • Percutaneous renal biopsy
  • Cystoscopy (both males and females)
  • CT scan
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) testing
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Prostatic lavage
  • SUB management including flushing and troubleshooting


Advanced Therapeutics:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Apheresis and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
  • Ureteral stent placement
  • Renal sclerotherapy
  • Cystoscopic biopsies
  • Laser debulking of bladder or urethral masses
  • Urethral stent placement
  • Ectopic ureter laser ablation
  • Urethral submucosal collagen bulking
  • Percutaneous cytolithotomy (PCCL)
  • Voiding urohydropropulsion (VUH)
  • Percutaneous cystostomy tube placement

How to refer:

Please inquire to learn more about the Nephrology & Urology Services currently being offered at Friendship Hospital for Animals. We will gladly consult on any cases that you feel will potentially benefit from extracorporeal or minimally invasive therapies. To contact the Nephrology & Urology Services team, please call 202.567.2083 or email our department directly at

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