MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Nephrology
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Dr. Vishal Saxena is a graduate of Institute of Medical Sciences(IMS), Banaras Hindu University(BHU) and did his Nephrology training from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals (National Board of Examination) in 2005. Prior to joining Fortis Gurgaon as senior Consultant, he was working as Consultant Nephrologist at Medanta the Medicity. He has over 9 years of experience in his field and is considered one of the best kidney doctor in Gurgaon and Delhi NCR region.
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.