MBBS, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
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Dr. Suresh Sankar is a Nephrologist/Renal Specialist in Kilpauk, Chennai and has an experience of 21 years in this field. Dr. Suresh Sankar practices at Kumaran Hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College in 1991 and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology) from American Board Of Medical Specialities (Nephrology ) in 1998.
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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.