Nephrology

Nephrology at Ivy Hospital is a specialized medical department dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of kidney-related disorders. Led by experienced nephrologists, the department focuses on comprehensive care for patients with conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, kidney stones, and various forms of glomerular and tubular disorders.
The nephrology team at Ivy Hospital employs a multidisciplinary approach to address the diverse needs of patients, working closely with other specialties such as urology, cardiology, and endocrinology. The department offers a range of diagnostic services, including advanced imaging studies and laboratory tests, to accurately assess kidney function and identify underlying causes of renal disorders.
Treatment modalities provided by the Nephrology department encompass medical management, dietary interventions, and, when necessary, renal replacement therapies such as hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The department also specializes in the pre-and post-operative care of kidney transplant recipients, collaborating with transplant surgeons to ensure optimal outcomes.
Preventive care and patient education are integral components of Ivy Hospital's Nephrology department, aiming to empower individuals to make lifestyle choices that promote kidney health and manage risk factors for kidney disease. Through continuous research, technological advancements, and a commitment to compassionate care, the Nephrology department at Ivy Hospital remains at the forefront of kidney healthcare, providing comprehensive and personalized services to enhance the quality of life for patients with renal conditions.

Conditions and Treatments

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time. Common causes include diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, and polycystic kid

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form in the kidneys, often due to concentrated urine and certain dietary factors. They can vary in size and may cause severe pain when passing through the

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Adrenal Cancer

Adrenal cancer is a rare malignancy that develops in the adrenal glands, which produce hormones essential for bodily functions. Risk factors include genetic conditions, radiation exposure, and certain

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Kidney Failure

Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood effectively. Causes include diabetes, hypertension, ki

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, affecting millions of men worldwide. Risk factors include age, family history, and race. Early-stage prostate cancer may not cause symptoms, but advance

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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia/Enlarged Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a common condition in aging men where the prostate gland grows larger than usual. Symptoms may include frequent urination, urgency, weak

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, develops in the kidneys' small tubules responsible for filtering waste from the blood. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and genetic factors. Symptoms may include blood in urine, back pain, weight loss, and fatigue. Diagnosis involves imaging tests, blood tests, and biopsy. Treatment options depend on the cancer stage, size, and location and may include surgery, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. The prognosis varies depending on the cancer's aggressiveness and spread. Early detection and intervention are vital for better outcomes. Lifestyle modifications, such as quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, can reduce risk.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer develops in the bladder's lining and is often associated with smoking, exposure to certain chemicals, and chronic bladder inflammation. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, frequent urination, pain during urination, and lower back pain. Diagnosis involves urine tests, imaging studies, and cystoscopy with biopsy. Treatment options depend on the cancer stage, size, and location and may include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or intravesical therapy. The prognosis varies depending on the cancer's aggressiveness and spread. Early detection and intervention are crucial for better outcomes. Smoking cessation and minimizing exposure to carcinogens can help prevent bladder cancer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Nephrology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study and treatment of kidney-related conditions. Nephrologists are medical professionals specializing in the diagnosis and management of kidney diseases.

Common kidney diseases include chronic kidney disease (CKD), glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and urinary tract infections. Each condition requires different approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Kidney stones are often formed when there is an imbalance of minerals and salts in the urine. Dehydration, certain medical conditions, and dietary factors can contribute to the formation of kidney stones.

Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and imaging studies. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the presence of protein or blood in the urine are important indicators.

Dialysis is a medical procedure that helps filter and remove waste products from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so adequately. It is often necessary for individuals with advanced stages of kidney failure.

Some kidney diseases can be prevented or managed through a healthy lifestyle. This includes staying hydrated, maintaining a balanced diet, controlling blood pressure, avoiding excessive use of certain medications, and regular monitoring for conditions like diabetes.

Kidney transplantation is considered when kidney function has significantly declined, and other treatment options such as dialysis are no longer sufficient. Transplants are typically recommended for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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