1. Who is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a medical professional specialized in diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney-related conditions.
2. Can a nephrologist treat urinary tract infection?
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.
3. Does a nephrologist perform a kidney transplant?
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.
4. For what symptoms should I go to a nephrologist?
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.
5. Can a nephrologist treat kidney stone?
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.