A nephrologist is a physician who studies and deals with nephrology. Nephrology is the adult and pediatric study of the kidneys and its diseases. The nephrologists deal with the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. The kidneys are vital for maintaining normal fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. There are certain conditions like diabetes, and autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. There are certain problems that occur due to kidney disorders or issues; these include renal osteodystrophy and hypertension included in the domain of nephrology. A doctor who has undergone additional training and experience in kidney related diseases is classified as nephrologists. Medical treatment provided by nephrologists includes transplant kidney biopsy, dialysis access insertion, fistula management, and bone biopsy.
Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. Therefore, nephrologists would complete the same training as an internist and then complete an additional fellowship in nephrology. Patients would be referred to a nephrologist if there are any signs of kidney disease, including blood or protein in the urine, disturbances of electrolyte and acid/base balance, kidney stones, acute kidney failure, and chronic kidney disease. A nephrologist might perform a kidney biopsy. The nephrologists must coordinate care with primary care physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals. Patients may be referred for dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The nephrologists in Pakistan also undergoes training in procedures including kidney biopsies, pathology of the kidneys, biopsy of the kidneys under guidance of ultrasound, insertion and placement of temporary dialysis arteriovenous catheters, placement of tunneled hem dialysis catheters and placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters.
Some of the leading nephrologist in Pakistan include Dr. Ashar Alam, Dr. Rashid Sheikh, Dr. Tahir Aziz, Dr. Sajid Bhatti, Dr. Ejaz Ahmed to name a few. Find the complete list of Nephrologist in Pakistan here on this page including male and female both. Check area wise listing is also available to find your specialist doctors easily located near to you. You will also find here the list of best Nephrologist in Pakistan with complete details including phone no, appointments details, hospital sitting address, clinic address, email, website, patient reviews and doctor ratings of Nephrologist in Pakistan.