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Polycystic Kidney Disease Specialist

Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Nephrology, A Private Medical Practice located in Apple Valley, CA

If you’re diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, you need the advanced care available at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute in Apple Valley, California. Experienced nephrologist, Sunil Patel, DO, and his team take an integrative approach to treating this type of inherited kidney disease. They offer on-site diagnostic testing services and customized treatment plans to protect your kidney function. On-site dialysis services are also available to keep you healthy. Learn more about your options for treating polycystic kidney disease by calling Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute or by requesting an appointment online today.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Q&A

What is polycystic kidney disease?

Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited condition that causes clusters of noncancerous cysts to develop in your kidneys. The cysts can cause enlargement in your kidneys and affect their function. Cysts can also grow large in size and cause damage to your kidneys.

The root causes of polycystic kidney disease are genetic flaws that occur in one parent or both parents and are passed along to children.

If left untreated, polycystic kidney disease can lead to other serious health complications, including high blood pressure, aneurysms, and loss of kidney function.

What are the symptoms of polycystic kidney disease?

It’s possible to have polycystic disease for several years before you ever develop symptoms. As the cysts grow or your kidney function declines, you may experience:

  • Headaches
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypertension
  • Bloody urine
  • Persistent back pain
  • Urinary tract infections

You may also feel fullness in your abdomen or notice an increase in its size.

How is polycystic kidney disease diagnosed?

The team at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute offers on-site diagnostic testing services to confirm polycystic kidney disease and evaluate the number of cysts you have.

These tests may include an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan that provide images of your kidneys and surrounding structures.

How is polycystic kidney disease treated?

The providers at Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute take a multidisciplinary approach to treating polycystic kidney disease. They customize a treatment plan that’s consistent with current clinical research and focuses on easing your symptoms. 

The team also provides resources to reduce your risk for other health complications that can result from polycystic kidney diseases.

Treatments for polycystic kidney disease may include:


Your provider may recommend medications to address back pain and to ensure your blood pressure is well-controlled. If you have an infection in your kidneys or bladder, you may need a course of antibiotics to clear it.

Preventive screenings

You may need routine preventive screenings to identify aneurysms and other issues that can result from polycystic kidney disease.


If you develop kidney failure, the team offers dialysis management services to assist your kidneys with cleaning your blood.

If you have a family history of polycystic kidney disease, rely on the expertise of the Advanced Medical and Kidney Institute team for consistent, quality care. You can request an appointment online or call the office today.

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