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Dr. Sandip Bhattacharyya is a Nephrologist/Renal Specialist in Baghajatin, Kolkata and has an experience of 26 years in this field. Dr. Sandip Bhattacharyya practices at Kidney National Diagnostic Center in Baghajatin, Kolkata and Hindustan Health Point in Garia, Kolkata.
I am his transplanted patient for 11 yrs ,very jovial,keeps the patient very confident n blessed to be his patient.
Finally we have found the right person.Previously we were running from doctor to doc,and hospitalization of my mother was required frequently.He is a very good doc..
I went to him for consulting the CKD issue of my father. He gave a patient hearing and addressed the issue by giving a practical solution to the problems that my nonageneraian father is experiencing. Even I spoke to him afterwards over phone. He has been kind enough to hear me out. Thanks Doctor.
Q: Who is a nephrologist?
A: A nephrologist is a medical professional who deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of kidney diseases. They also have expertise in identifying how kidney conditions can affect other parts of the body. They can prescribe medical and surgical treatments, but cannot perform surgeries.
Q: Can a nephrologist treat urinary tract infection?
A: A nephrologist can treat a patient with a chronic urinary tract infection, as there is a chance that it may have spread to the kidneys. A urologist too can treat a urinary tract infection.
Q: Does a nephrologist perform a kidney transplant?
A: Nephrologists are not qualified to perform a kidney transplant. They check the patient for any medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes as these need to be controlled before the transplantation begins. Even after the transplantation surgery, nephrologists care after patients for a long time for follow-up care and problems that may arise, such as transplant rejection.
Q: For what symptoms should I go to a nephrologist?
A: You should consult a nephrologist for the following symptoms: Protein or blood in the urine Diabetes Autoimmune diseases such as lupus Abnormal heart rhythm High or low blood pressure Anaemia Difficulty, pain or bleeding while urination Severe pain in the region of the kidney Recurrent kidney stones Chronic infections in the urinary tract
Q: Can a nephrologist treat kidney stone?
A: Nephrologists are involved in the treatment and prevention of recurrent kidney stones. They will order blood and urine tests to determine the factors that are making the person prone to developing kidney stones. However, since a nephrologist is not trained to perform operations, removal of kidney stones is done by a urologist.