Kidney Disease

Preventative measures against worsening conditions

By uclahealth • April 27, 2020

“I have a sister who was born with kidney disease, so I grew up visiting the hospital,” reflects Ludven Argueta, a chef who brought cookie-decorating supplies for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Santa Monica. “This is my first time doing something like this, and it’s great. It gets the [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020
More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one [...]
By Sergovia50 • March 29, 2019
I have been under Dr Rastogi's care as a CKD patient for over 5 years. Ever since our first meeting at the Ronald Reagan Hospital, UCLA, I have been a great admirer of him, putting my full faith [...]
By DaveB • May 21, 2018
I am writing this to give back a little of all I have received from Dr. Rastogi and his team. I have been a highly disciplined professional bodybuilder for over 25 years and participated in many international competitions. I was a stranger to health issues [...]
By Pedro • May 15, 2018
Molly C., like many members of her family forefathers suffers from a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Molly initially experienced a slow deterioration of her kidney function and by March 2016 was faced with the harsh reality that her kidneys were only [...]
By Molly • May 9, 2018
On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney [...]
By selby1 • March 26, 2018
In August 2017,  Dr. Veale at UCLA Medical Center transplanted my new live kidney into my body. I had been on dialysis for 2 years and was blessed with a live donor. The level of care I received from all the [...]
By Mohawk Mike • January 4, 2018
I met Dr. Rastogi years ago at a PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) awareness event, and it was clear from the start that he cared deeply for his patients. Dr. Rastogi has helped me enroll in multiple PKD [...]
By simonlewissimonlewis • September 7, 2017
My name is Sou. I was a dialysis patient; I am a peritoneal dialysis nurse and I am also a kidney transplant recipient. In November 2011, I was one of the lucky patient’s to have crossed paths with the world’s best nephrologist, Dr. [...]
By soutang99 • July 26, 2017