Nephrologists are medical doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients suffering from kidney disorders that include pediatric kidney problems.
These disorders include inflammatory diseases in kidney tissues and kidney blood vessels, kidney stones, acute kidney failure, and cystic kidney disease.
Diagnose patients using the correct equipment in determining and evaluating the extent and nature of kidney disorders or injuries.
Use diathermy appliances, emanation tubes, cystoscopes, radium, catheters, and similar medical appliances where appropriate in the treatment of patients with kidney ailments.
Perform dialysis or surgery on damaged kidneys and prescribe post-surgical maintenance medication.
Perform kidney transplant surgery in serious cases while ensuring kidney donor compatibility and legal or ethical donor sourcing.
Administer anti-rejection treatment to counteract infections or preclude rejection in kidney transplants.
Nephrologist Job Skills :
Should possess knowledge in the use of high technology devices and tools in diagnosing and treating morphological disorders.
Should possess excellent communication skills.
Should possess excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
A doctor of medicine with a state license to practice as a doctor is essential.
A Ph.D. or post medical specialization in Nephrology is necessary.