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Division of Nephrology

Diagnostics & therapy

​For diagnostics there are established and new procedures available:

  • Native ultrasound, color coded and Doppler sonography of the kidneys
  • Functional diagnostics of the Acid-Base-Homeostasis and of changes in the electrolyte balance
  • Sonography-guided kidney biopsy (results will be obtained within 24 to 48 hours, Professor K. Amann, Department of Nephropathology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Complex urine analyses for the determination of the excretion of creatinine, proteins, salts; fractional excretion rates and other parameters. Lab analyses of the blood and microscopic examination of the urine.
  • Ambulatory 24 hour blood pressure monitoring

Spectrum of treatment

  • All forms of acute and chronic renal failure
  • Care of kidney transplanted patients. Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for the replacement of kidney function and should be applied in case the recipient is eligible. Pre- and aftercare will be ensued by the nephrologist and the transplantation surgeon.
  • Care of patients wit autoimmune and rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Wegener granulomatosis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Integrated and individual treatment of hypertension
  • Diabetic kidney diseases
  • Thrombotic microangiopathies
  • Elecrolyte disorders
  • Malformations and inherited kidney diseases (i.e. ADPKD, ARPKD, MCKD, GCKD, Alport syndrome, Bourneville-Pringle disease, Fanconi syndrome, Fabry disease, all MODY forms, Bartter syndrome)
  • Urinary tract infections (i.e. cystitis, pyelonephritis, abscesses)
  • Stone diseases (nephrolithiasis)
  • Space-consuming lesions (i.e. cysts, urothelium cancer, hypernephroid)
  • Glomerular diseases (nephrotic and/or nephritic syndroms such as minimal-change GN, FSGS, IgA nephritis, membranous GN, membranoproliferative GN)
  • Kidney diseases associated with systemic disorders (i.e. systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, arthritis urica, diabetic nephropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, amyloid, cholesterol emboly, thrombotic microangiopathies, tumor lysis syndrom, multiple myeloma, sarkoidosis, hepatorenal syndrome, ANCA associated vasculitis (Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis))
  • Pulmorenal crisis associated with Wegener's granulomatosis, SLE, MPO vasculitis, Churg Strauss Syndrome
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis and nephropathies (i.e. drug induced kidney failure, hemorhagic fever such as Hanta nephritis)
  • Kidney diseases associated with pregnancies

Artifical replacement of kidney function

Nowadays most of kidney function can be replaced by hemodialysis, drugs, erythropoietin and active vitamin D. Emergency dialyses can be offered twenty-four-seven.

There is a whole range of possibilities for renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis):

  • Hemodialysis (bicarbonate dialysis), hemofiltration, hemoperfusion, hemodiafiltration
  • Patients with a high risk of bleeding can be dialyzed by the use of citrate anticoagulation.
  • All forms of peritoneal dialysis

Furthermore, we offer the following extracorporal therapies for special indications:

  • Plasmapheresis (non-selective and selective plasmapheresis)
  • Hemoperfusion
  • Lipid apheresis (LDL apheresis)
  • Immunoadsorption (OctoNova)
  • Continuous dialyses (only in intensive care medicine):
    - Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH)
    - Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD)
    - Continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)
    We take care of our patients on dialysis in our own dialysis unit. In addition, dialysis therapy can be performed on every intensive care unit at our hospital. Further information can be obtained here.

Care of patients

​In our in-patient department we take care of patients with kidney problems who cannot be treated in our out-patient department anymore.

The stationary treatment of the kidney problem which led to the clinical admission can solve the issue successfully in most cases. However, there still remains a significant part of the patients requiring a longer time period of an ambulatory care. This can be offered by our out-patient department, by the referring practitioner or by other colleagues. If a patient does not live in close proximity to our hospital we can help with conveying nephrologists near the place of the patient's residence. This applies not only for general ambulatory care but also for further care in case of a permanent dialysis treatment.

If the patient is still not able to care for himself after a stay at our hospital our social workers do convey nursing, rehabilitation centers upto retirement home. Nobody will be discharged before further care is assured.

For patients who decided for a kidney transplantation we offer the possibility for a complete stationary evaluation of the potential transplantation candidate or for individuals who want to donate a kidney. After such an evaluation the candidate will be accepted for the transplantation waiting list. Patients do like to use our evaluation program since it is otherwise a hugh effort to get all the examinations done in time.

More information

Consultations & ambulances

​Information about our consultations and ambulances you can find here. (Only in German)

Our faculty

Chief of division

​Tom H. Lindner, MD, Professor of Medicine

Phone: +49 (0)341 - 97 13350 or - 13380
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Specialisation: Internist, nephrologist, diabetologist DDG, hypertensiologist DHL

CV & list of publications (Only in German)

​Berit Koch

Phone: +49 (0)341 - 97 13350
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Jan Halbritter, MD
Internist with specialization in nephrology

Phone: +49 (0)341 - 97 13812                 
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Clinical interests: Internist, nephrologist
Focus:                 Genetic kidney disease


​Anette Bachmann, MD
Internist with specialization in nephrology 

Phone: +49 (0)341 - 97 13184 or - 13350 or - 13380
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Specialisation: Internist, nephrologist, 
                       hypertensiologist DHL



Internists with specialization in nephrology

Claudia Kreyssig, MD 

Phone: 0341 - 97 13183 
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Specialisation: Internist, nephrologist, 
                       hypertensiologist DHL

​Dr. med. Christof Mayer

Phone: 0341 - 97 13333
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Specialisation: Internist, nephrologist, intensive care 
                       specialist, hypertensiologist DHL,



Assistants in training

Sarah Dühring

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​Dr. med. Sascha Heinitz 

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune diseases,
                          kidney transplantation

Johannes Münch

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Dr. med. Friederike Petzold

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​Dr. med. Sebastian Sewerin 

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​University of Leipzig Medical Center
Medical Department III 
Division of Nephrology
Liebigstr. 20
04103 Leipzig

​Chief:​Prof. Dr. Tom H. Lindner
​Secretary:​Berit Koch
​Phone:​0341 - 97 13350
​Fax:​0341 - 97 13359


Liebigstraße 20, Haus 4
04103 Leipzig
0341 - 97 13380
0341 - 97 13389