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Our Services

Chronic Kidney Disease Case Management

Started under the auspices of our Population Health Department, we have a team of dedicated nurses and case managers who care for patients with chronic kidney disease, providing education care coordination and helping reduce hospitalizations and ER visits. Our “PD first” Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) policy has gained traction system-wide. We are proud to partner with our Interventional Nephrology and Surgery colleagues to have timely PD catheter placements.

Learn more about case management

Conditions our nephrologists expertly treat include:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney replacement therapy (including dialysis and transplant)
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Kidney stones (in collaboration with urologists)
  • Glomerular disease (including lupus)
  • Tubulointerstitial kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of kidney blood vessels)
  • Among many other kidney conditions

More information about kidney disease and related conditions

We welcome all patients, families, and friends interested in learning more about dialysis and kidney disease. The class is a supportive, casual, and informative atmosphere.

Dr. Shubha Ananthakrishnan and Maureen Craig, R.N., will conduct this class. There will be several presentations and opportunities to ask questions. You will also have a chance to hear from other patients on dialysis who often drop into the class as guest speakers.

We offer a monthly Kidney Class to patients who are facing the decision of advanced kidney disease options, such as dialysis, transplantation, conservative care, etc. We are pleased to work with our Health Management Education team (link to their page here) to provide outstanding educational services to our patients.

Topics covered include:

  • Options for treating kidney failure
  • Types of dialysis
  • Types of dialysis access and how they are created and function

Learn more about our Kidney Disease and Dialysis Class

This class is available to UC Davis Health members only. If you are interested in participating and learning more, please speak to your doctor who can tell you more about the class and place a referral.

Interventional nephrology is a subspecialty of nephrology that focuses on performing procedures related to kidney diseases and dialysis access. Interventional nephrologists use ultrasound, catheters, and endovascular techniques to diagnose and treat various dialysis access issues. Our interventional nephrologists can provide tunneled dialysis and infusion catheter placements, dialysis fistula and graft angiograms and declots, as well as peritoneal dialysis catheter troubleshooting.

Dr. Suresh Appasamy
Dr. Lindsey Goetz

UC Davis Health, Main Hospital
4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817



A dialysis access surgeon is a surgeon who specializes in creating and maintaining vascular access for hemodialysis patients as well as peritoneal catheters for peritoneal dialysis patients. Our surgeons work closely with our nephrologists to ensure excellent individualized care is provided for our patients who are either preparing or presently on dialysis.

Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95817


At the Glomerular Diseases Clinic, we offer cutting edge, state of the art management options for patients with glomerular disease such as vasculitis, lupus nephritis, primary glomerular disease, to name a few. Outstanding renal pathology services are run by our in-house renowned renal pathologists, providing rapid turn around for renal biopsy reports. A planned expansion of this clinic includes liason with rheumatology to offer multidisciplinary services for patients with autoimmune disease.

Clinic Faculty:

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817


Our kidney transplant program provides comprehensive care for patients with end-stage renal disease who are awaiting or have received a kidney transplant. Our transplant program is highly active, innovative, and provides excellent outcomes for both living and deceased kidney donation.

Learn more about our transplant services