Department of Nephrology and Dialysis @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The Unit deals with diagnosing and treating kidney diseases. The scientific activity carried out by clinical researchers of the nephrology and dialysis Unit tries to identify the relationship between the patient's genetic characteristics and their pathology.

Genetics, associated with the clinical-instrumental observation of the patient, is providing considerable support to the daily clinical practice.

In fact, a long experience based on both approaches has unequivocally demonstrated that in individual patients the same cause can produce different severity and disease characteristics (from total absence of symptoms to an accelerated and devastating disease) or a different response to drugs. This variability is due to the interaction between the patient's genotype and the environment. Hence the need for a personalized therapy.

Our excellence in numbers


ordinary hospitalization of Nephrology


dialysis treatments performed both on outpatients and internal patients


continuous renal replacement treatments (CRRT) performed on intensive care patients


renal biopsies


visits a year


round-the-clock blood pressure measurements

Conditions we take care of at this Department

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • Online hemodiafiltration for dialysis patients
  • Dialysis machines
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment

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Meet our team

Head physician

Giuseppe Vezzoli

Giuseppe Vezzoli

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