The Kidney & Hypertension Group

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

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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Nephrology Faculty

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Nephrology Faculty

Monday, July 8, 2019

Broward Hospital District Exploring Expanding Kidney and Liver Transplant Services

In what would be a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the North Broward and South Broward Hospital Districts have agreed to explore the possibility of cooperating on organ transplant services. The potential partnership would involve the existing liver transplant program at North Broward’s Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and the kidney transplant program at South Broward’s Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
Gino Santorio and Aurelio M. Fernandez, leaders of Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System respectively, recently signed an exploratory cooperation letter of intent to formally begin the due diligence process. The doctors of @kidneygroup are excited to be a part of this process. We believe it will bring more opportunities for transplant to the many patients in Broward county currently waiting.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Frank, age 84, is the oldest living donor in the United States, after donating his kidney to his neighbor, Jean. Proving you are never too old to be a hero! 💚

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Juliette Valle is Miami Herald Silver Knight Nominee from St. Thomas Aquinas for Music

Congratulations to Juliette Valle, age 17 and daughter of Dr. Gabriel Valle, who is the Miami Herald Silver Knight nominee from St. Thomas Aquinas for Music. The Miami Herald's Silver Knight Award honors outstanding high school students in Miami-Dade and Broward for their academic excellence and passion for community service. Winners in the 15 categories will be announced in May 2019. Juliette is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas and was also a national semi-finalist for the New York Lyric Opera Competition.👏🏼⭐️

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dr. Gabriel Valle On Protein Intake and Your Kidneys

PROTEIN AND CKD There seems to be a period of susceptibility that determines the effect of protein intake on the kidney. In this regard, both the etiology of the pre-existing (or underlying) kidney disorder as well as its chronicity and severity are of paramount importance. When present, some comorbid conditions have a strong modulating effect on the eventual course and outcome of kidney disease. Additionally, specific parameters of disease activity have a stronger predictive value than others. Age and ethnicity also have an important effect on the evolution and trajectory of CKD. In this context, the sound management of the patient with CKD encompasses a wholistic and dynamic approach which must start with a clear understanding of the disease process, defining milestones and management goals, patient engagement and accountability, integrated, longitudinal care, monitoring parameters of activity, risk stratification, multidisciplinary collaboration and adjusting therapeutic interventions and lifestyle changes to specific individual needs (more to follow). Our goal is to optimize quality of life and patient satisfaction while providing value and outcome driven care.

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.

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