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The Kidney & Hypertension Group
Our newest office located in Delray Beach, Florida just off I-95

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dr. Gabriel Valle named Top Kidney Doctor in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Congratulations to Dr. Valle on being named "Top Doctor" in #Kidney Medicine (Nephrology) by his peers for Palm Beach County, his 18th year in a row earning this distinction! Dr. Valle is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, and he is a certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a Hypertension Specialist. Dr. Valle is 1 of only 2 Certified Hypertension Specialists in Delray Beach (the other being one of his partners, Dr. Bejar) Our group The Kidney & Hypertension Group is one of only 12 practices nationwide to achieve certification as a Hypertension Center, and the ONLY one in Florida.
He is the Nephrology Coordinator for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency program at Holy Cross Hospital. Special areas of interest include Diabetic Kidney Disease, Glomerulosclerosis, #Polycystic Kidney Disease, Complex Hypertension, Home Dialysis, Telemedicine, and Transplantation. For an appointment to see Dr. Valle in our Delray office call 954-771-3929.#castleconnelly #topdocs — at The Kidney & Hypertension Group.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Kidney & Hypertension Group is a Leader in Kidney Transplantation

Here is an excellent article that asks and answers the questions we are most commonly asked about Living Kidney Transplant Surgery. (March 9, 2017) – It is no secret that the United States —in particular, New York — needs more people to register as living organ donors. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people in the country are awaiting a kidney transplant. Donating a kidney has never been safer, and most donors find the process very rewarding. In a three-year survey of organ donors at NewYork-Presbyterian, 93 percent of donors said they would donate again.
Dr. Sandip Kapur, chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, led the team that performed one of the nation’s first living-donor kidney transplant surgery chains in 2008. These chains have improved the opportunity for patients in need of kidney transplants to find a compatible donor by pairing them with potential donors who were incompatible for another recipient. This Kidney Month, Dr. Kapur is hoping to dispel some of the myths behind becoming a living kidney donor: Myth 1: I’m Too Young/Old to Donate My Kidney If you’re in good health, you can donate a kidney from the time you are 21 years old until you’re into your 70’s. Myth 2: Only a Close Relative Can Donate Just about anyone can donate a kidney to someone in need of a transplant, as long as the donor is medically able to donate. In fact, even if you have a willing but incompatible donor, you could enter a registry to “swap” donors with other incompatible pairs. This is known as a kidney paired donation or “KPD”. Myth 3: I Can Only Donate if I Know Someone Who Needs a Kidney You can also become an altruistic donor. These are donors who do not know the person to whom they are donating their kidney. NewYork-Presbyterian pioneered one of the first Never Ending Altruistic Donor (NEAD) chains, in which one altruistic living kidney donor begins a chain of kidney transplants that otherwise would not be possible. Myth 4: Living Donors Face a Long Recovery With today’s minimally invasive surgical procedures for living kidney donors, the majority of donors are only in the hospital for one to two days, and are recovered enough to return to work within about three weeks after donation. Myth 5: Living Kidney Donation is a New Field The first successful living kidney donation occurred in 1954, more than 60 years ago! Since then, surgical innovations have improved the experience of living kidney donors tremendously. NewYork-Presbyterian

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dr. Ameen Waheed To Chair Section of University of Miami Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium

Dr. Ameen Waheed of The Kidney & Hypertension Group will Chair a section of a University of #Miami Miller School of Medicine Symposium on Nephrotic Syndrome in which physicians will discuss the role of the community in treating rare #kidney diseases. Dr. Waheed has a special emphasis in his practice on #NephroticSyndrome and it's treatment.
The event will be held Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 on Key Biscayne at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Fl 33149 beginning at 8:15am. Dr. Waheed sees patients in our Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, and Plantation offices. For an appointment with Dr. Waheed please call us at 954-771-3929.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

VIP Kidney Health In Delray Beach Offers Successful Home Dialysis and Private Room In-Center Luxury Dialysis

VIPKidney Health located on W. Atlantic Avenue near I-95 in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida brings Florida's PREMIER Nephrology Group. The Kidney & Hypertension Group and Home Dialysis together offering the areas largest and most successful Peritoneal Dialysis programs, Home Hemodialysis, In-Center 1:1 Private Room Dialysis in a luxury setting, and Staff Assisted PD Cycling In-Center. We also offer treatment of Acute Kidney Injury requiring dialysis with a high degree of recovery of function.
We are known for our solutions for patients wishing to obtain a kidney transplant, including comprehensive weight loss if needed to qualify for transplant. We work with Florida's top programs and all top programs nationally to achieve our outstanding ratio of patients transplanted. We believe there is a market for people who want the best there is in Kidney Medicine and Dialysis Services. Contact us at 9547713929.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dr. Gabriel Valle Named Top Nephrologist Palm Beach and Broward County In Florida

Dr. Gabriel Valle of The Kidney & Hypertension Group has been named Top Kidney Doctor in both Palm Beach and Broward Counties. This is his 16th year being chosen for this award by his peers by the prestigious Castle Connely "Top Doctors". Dr. Valle is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Geriatric Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and is a Certified Hypertension Specialist. He is the Medical Director of VIP Kidney Health in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. Valle is also Nephrology Coordinator for The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Intern and Residency programs at Holy Cross Hospital. People come from all over the country to consult with Dr. Valle for their kidney and blood pressure issues. For an appointment in any of our 4 offices, contact us at 9547713929.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Common Presenting Symptoms for Zika Virus

Because you asked. The most common presenting symptoms of #Zika virus: Fever. Rash. Joint pain. Conjunctivitis (red eyes) Muscle pain. Headache. Pain behind the eyes. Vomiting.

Monday, August 22, 2016

25 Years Ago, He Gave Her A Heart And A Kidney

TWENTY-five years ago John Caldwell gave his wife Jeanette much more than just his heart — he also gave her his kidney. Having paved the way as Victoria’s first non-related pair to take part in a transplant, the couple are going stronger than ever and thrilled their devotion has paved the way for many others to be saved since. 25 years ago, John gave Jeanette his heart...and a kidney. The Caldwells have got a bond like no other. When Jeanette’s kidneys began failing in 1990 and her mother and sister were found not to match, John took a glance at the donor card and mentioned he just happened to also have B+ blood. While only one previous non-related kidney transplant had taken place in Australia, tests soon revealed the couple also happened to both carry two rare antigens that made them a perfect match. After nine months of testing, physical and psychological preparation, the doctors couple the chance to undertake the pioneering transplant at St Vincent’s Hospital just in time for exit eighth wedding anniversary. “The kidney hasn’t faulted,” Jeanette told the Herald Sun ahead of today’s 25th transplant anniversary.
“I’ve had quite a bit removed since the transplant because the anti-rejection drugs have caused quite a bit of concern, but I not connected to a machine and I am still walking around, I OK. “It is wonderful to see that we were the benchmark for all these people being helped, because I know what it is like to be really sick. “It is such a great thing to do and people should talk to their families and tell them their wishes.” John’s generosity hasn’t stopped with his wife of 33 years though. Now living near Caroline Springs, he has also donated blood more than 120 times as the couple share their life with adopted daughter Katherine, now 23.

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