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What is difference between nephrology and urology ?

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Dr. Pascale Lane
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Kidneys vs drainage: Nephrologists deal with disorders of the kidney, the organ that makes urine. Urologists are surgeons who deal with the system that takes urine from the kidney to the outside: ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists may also treat problems with the male reproductive tract. Urological problems may damage the kidneys, making treatment from both doctors necesssary.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Urology: Urologists is a surgical specialty nephrology is a medical specialty.....Urologists treat diseases with surgical procedures, nephrologist use medicines, dialysis, .
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis).
Dr. Binny Koshy
Nephrology and Dialysis 24 years experience
Surgical vs non sur: Urology is a surgical field and nephrology is a non surgical field.
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Medicine vs surgery: nephrology is the medical aspect of kidney disease and urology is the surgical aspect of care of the urology parts

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