The breakdown on chronic kidney disease.

Understanding chronic kidney disease means understanding what to look out for. That's why, as CKD advances into its latter stages, it's important to stay on top of these warning signs:

  • Swollen ankles, feet, or hands
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Blood in your urine
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Constantly feeling sick
  • High blood pressure that's difficult to control

But as a reminder, CKD often doesn't present any symptoms until it's already significantly damaged your kidneys.


Comprehensive kidney care, right in your backyard.

We are the only health system in South Jersey that provides comprehensive kidney care through every age and stage of life. Over the years, we've assembled a team of specialists and surgeons devoted to kidney health.

Here's what you can expect when you meet with our team:

  • Compassionate, board-certified nephrologists
  • Personal health navigators to guide you through the process
  • A personalized approach that works on your terms
  • Life-saving dialysis
  • Treatment for kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease)
  • Kidney transplant, if necessary

Leaders in Kidney Transplant

After more than two years of exhausting three-times-a-week dialysis treatments, Pastor Gatling received a life-saving kidney transplant three days before his 54th birthday. But receiving a new organ wasn't the end – it was the beginning.

This next chapter is yours to write…

Chronic kidney disease is irreversible. But our team is equipped to help manage your symptoms, provide proven treatment methods, and slow down its progression. That means making more memories with your family, trying new things, or simply having the time to do what makes you happy.


Virtua Advanced Transplant & Organ Health

Recognizing chronic kidney disease.
Recognizing risk factors.
Recognizing you.

Chronic kidney disease is unique, but not in a good way. In its early stages, there are no warning signs, symptoms, or things to look out for. That's why it's so important to understand your risk factors and get ahead of this disease as early as possible.

To see if you're at risk for CKD, take our quick quiz by tapping the button below. It can help identify if you'd benefit from a kidney screening or meeting with our kidney care specialists.