Kidney Disease

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
I attended the UCLA Kidney Health Fair in Santa Monica, CA on March 26, 2017 as a volunteer. I was amazed with the turnout and how excited everyone was as they increased their knowledge of kidney disease, nutrition and diet, and kidney resources. Our event attracted a lot of attention [...]
By lexie19 • April 19, 2017
Best kidney-awareness event by far that was held on Saturday March 26th, 2017 at the Santa Monica Beach hosted by Dr. Anjay Rastogi. The event hosted a lot of informational booths that allowed the community and myself to gain further knowledge about kidney diseases, kidney [...]
By vero1 • April 13, 2017
“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange [...]
By uclahealth • November 6, 2015
“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2015
“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It [...]
By uclahealth • October 6, 2015
“Nothing was being done for my father. The word dialysis was thrown around, but my father was having a hard time coming to terms with [having kidney failure]. We were all resistant to the idea,” says Julie Ngo, who brought her father to
By uclahealth • October 2, 2015
“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on [...]
By uclahealth • September 25, 2015