Nephrology is a specialized branch of internal medicine that deals with diseases of the urinary tract and more particularly, kidneys.
A nephrologist studies the kidney in terms of anatomy, physiology as well as its diseases. The specialist therefore, makes an in-depth study of the normal function of all the elements that make up the kidneys, among which the those that deserve special attention i.e. “nephrons”, of the substantial number of basic filter units found in the kidney and which are composed of small blood vessels (so-called “glomeruli”) and tubules that are dedicated in the production of urine.
Besides the anatomical and physiological aspect of organs that make up the urinary tract, the nephrologist examines all diseases that could affect the elements included within his/her area of expertise, evaluating each time the suitable methodology to use to correctly diagnose the disease, and the treatments and/or surgical techniques to adopt to treat the dysfunctions or anomalies found.
It is up to the nephrologist to choose, if needed, the type of dialysis to use, by also taking into account the type of patient and his/her daily needs. The nephrologist will also determine whether kidney transplantation is an option as a last resort.
Nephrologists also deal with arterial hypertension (high blood pressure), water balance disorders and electrolytes imbalance. In addition, nephrology is concerned with providing renal replacement therapy through dialysis for patients with acute or chronic renal failure.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DALLA ROSA PRATI MEDICAL CENTRE
The nephrology outpatient clinic provides services such as consultation, diagnosis, therapy and specialized assistance for patients suffering from kidney diseases. The goal of the outpatient clinic is to treat all kidney disorders and prevent the onset of renal failure that requires the need for dialysis treatment. The centre’s specialists have the necessary skills and experience to properly manage renal disorders as well as to support the patient in dealing properly with the disease from a medical and psychological point of view.
The specialized nephrology clinic receives:
Via Emilia Ovest, 12/A
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7.00 - 20.30
7.30 - 14.00
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7.00 - 12.30
7.30 - 09.30
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