MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology, DNB - Nephrology
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Dr. Saravanan M is a Nephrologist/Renal Specialist in Thousand Lights, Chennai and has an experience of 14 years in this field. Dr. Saravanan M practices at Apollo Children's Hospitals in Thousand Lights, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 2006,MD - General Medicine from Thanjavur Medical College in 2010 and DM - Nephrology from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore in 2014. He is a member of Tamilnadu Medical Council,Indian Society Of Nephrology,International Society of Nephrology,,Indian Society of Organ Transplantation Association of Physician of India IMA,Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT),Indian Medical Association (IMA),Association of Physicians of India,Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI) and European Renal Association (ERA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Hemodiafiltration (HDF),Diet For Kids,Hemodialysis,Nephrology ICU and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy etc.
Q: Who is a nephrologist?
A: A nephrologist is a medical professional specialized in diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney-related conditions.
Q: Can a nephrologist treat urinary tract infection?
A: A nephrologist only treats kidney disorders; a urinary tract infection that has spread to the kidneys can be treated by a nephrologist. However, a regular physician too can treat a urinary tract infection.
Q: Does a nephrologist perform a kidney transplant?
A: A nephrologist who is trained in transplant surgical procedures of the kidney can perform a kidney transplant. A nephrosurgeon can do this. However, a nephrologist cannot perform such surgeries.
Q: For what symptoms should I go to a nephrologist?
A: If you are suffering from conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or have a family history of kidney disease, symptoms like burning in the urine, blood in the urine, dribbling of urine, etc. then you should see a nephrologist to check for the risk of kidney problems.
Q: Can a nephrologist treat kidney stone?
A: Yes, a nephrologist can treat kidney stones. He is specialied to treat such conditions with the help of hydrotherapy, medicines and if needed may advice for a surgery.