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Nephrologist

Nephrologists are specialists who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases related to the kidney. They are trained to mange kidney disorders too. Pediatric nephrologists treat the same conditions in infants, children, and young adults. Nephrologists should complete medical school and then complete three years in internal medicine and further specialize for two years in the field of nephrology. Pediatric nephrologists have to further take special certification to qualify as pediatric Nephrologist. Nephrologists also termed as renal physicians treat diseases related to the kidney, any malfunctioning in the kidney can affect other organs of the body.


  • Conditions that can lead to kidney disorders such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
  • Check the functioning of the kidney.
  • They treat Polycystic kidney diseases.
  • Prescribe medications for kidney disorders.
  • Support kidney transplantation.
  • Treat patients who have kidney failure also called as renal failure / uremia.
  • Treat patients with kidney stones.
  • Removes sample from the tissues of the kidney for biopsy purposes.

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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: November 22, 2019