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What is difference between nephrology and urology ?

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Dr. Pascale Lane answered

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis

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.

Answered 11/22/2014

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Dr. Richard Sarle answered

Specializes in Urology

Urology: Urologists is a surgical specialty nephrology is a medical specialty.....Urologists treat diseases with surgical procedures, nephrologist use medicines, dialysis, .

Answered 6/14/2013

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Dr. Simon Kimm answered

Specializes in Urology

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).

Answered 4/4/2015

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Dr. Binny Koshy answered

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Surgical vs non sur: Urology is a surgical field and nephrology is a non surgical field.

Answered 7/12/2020

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Dr. Atul Singh answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Medicine vs surgery: nephrology is the medical aspect of kidney disease and urology is the surgical aspect of care of the urology parts

Answered 6/14/2015

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