Kidney Health Videos
This is where you'll find links to a variety of high quality videos on the topic
of kidney and urinary health offered on YouTube.
General Kidney Information
Function Overview of the kidneys and how they filter blood and reabsorb water
and other molecular substances. This excellent introductory video is 18 minutes long.
Anatomy of a Kidney This short video explains kidney anatomy, including some of the
important parts of the organ.
How to Improve Kidney Function Kidney specialist Dr. Sean Hashmi discusses the biggest
challenges to healthy kidney function: high blood pressure, obesity and poor diet. Dr. Hashmi also describes the
dangers of certain supplements.
Kidney Stones - the Basics In this 4 minute video, Dr. Amy E. Krambeck, Mayo Clinic Urologic
Surgeon, talks informally the causes, symptoms and treatment options for kidney stones. She also
covers three promient surgery procedures designed to treat stones.
Preventing Kidney Stones Dr. Jennifer Ashton discussed kidney stone symptoms, treatments and
how to avoid them. Produced by CBS.
Preventing Kidney Stones With Diet and Nutrition Christine E. Marquette, a registered and
licensed dietitian in Austin, Texas, describes different kinds of kidney stones and how certain foods
contribute to their formation.
Kidney Stone Formation How kidney stones form. Dr. Barry Ramo explains for KOAT News in
Kidney Stone Removal This graphic video shows the actual removal of a kidney stone.
Caution: Some viewers may feel a degree of discomfort when viewing this
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (EWSL) This video explains extracorporeal shockwave
lithotripsy as a way to remove kidney stones without invasive surgery.
Kidney Stone Treatment and Lithotripsy Another, more detailed explanation of lithotripsy,
including video of the equipment used for the procedure. 9 minutes, narrated by an MD.
How Does Lithotripsy Work? Using shock wave therapy to break up kidney stones without invasive
Lithotripsy Demonstration - Breaking Up A Kidney Stone Dr. Bowles demonstrates how
extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy breaks up a kidney stone. A peppermint is used instead of a real
Explaining Kidney Failure An informative video on end stage renal disease that not only
explains how the kidney work, but what happens when they fail - and why they fail. The narrator covers diseases
and other health challenges that contribute of kidney failure.
Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones and Diabetes Questions This video is part of a Mayo
Clinic Medical Edge Weekend. Dr. James McCarthy took a few moments to answer several important questions about
1) diabetes and kidney disease, and 2) kidney stones.
What Is Hemodialysis? This 2 minute video explains what hemodialysis is, how it's done and why
What Does a Kidney Dialysis Access Look Like? Video of actual dialysis access, including
fistula, hemodialysis catheter and a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Differences between dialysis done in a clinic
and dialysis done at home.
Kidney Dialysis Survival Rates and Quality of Life Several health care professionals discuss
the factors that influence the lifespan of patients on dialysis.
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections This short but description video uses animation to
describe how kidney and urinary tract infections occur.
Kidney Infection Symptoms This video tells you how kidney infections can cause pus
or blood in the urine with help from a nurse.
Kidney Cancer Can Surprise You This video, produced by the Mayo Clinic, tells the story of a
woman who discovered she had a huge tumor on one of her kidneys. A Mayo Clinic doctor explains what had to be
Surviving Kidney Cancer The Mayo Clinic produced this video, which
tells the story of a man who successfully battled kidney cancer, and how he did it.
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease This video, produced by the Polycystic Kidney Disease
Foundation, describes what polycystic kidney disease is and how you get it.
Mayo Clinic Kidney Transplantation Video Dr Raymond Heilman, Medical Director of the kidney
transplant program for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, provides an overview of several kidney transplant procedures.
Discussed are the living donor type and paired donor exchanges. He also provides insights on what a kidney donor
should expect, including quality of life issues.
Kidney Transplant Patient Perspective A patient who underwent a kidney transplant offers his
thoughts on his successful surgery. This video is especially valuable in showing prospective kidney transplant
patients what to expect.
Kidney Transplant Patient's Story This video from UCLA tells the story of another
patient's kidney transplant procedure. The kidney was donated by her brother. The video includes comments from
the patient herself, her brother, and her medical team.