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What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

Medical vs. surgical: nephrology is a branch of internal medicine. they treat medical disorders of the kidney and kidney failure. They also treat hypertension. Urology is a surgical specialty. Urologist treat surgical disorders of the urinary system and male reproductive system ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more


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Please advise what is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

Please advise what is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

Both can diagnose : And treat kidney, ureter, bladder and urethral problems. However the urologist, being a surgeon can do surgical procedures in the diseased urologic organs while the nephrologist can't. God bless u! http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/treatment-overview/what-is-a-nephrologist?/e/6884. http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about staghorn calculi? Would i see a nephrologist or a urologist.?

Staghorn stones: Staghorn calculi are associated with infection. Their composition is mixed calcium ammonia phosphate. These stones look like coral and are stuck in the pelvis of the kidney. Urologist has to manage these surgically most commonly. You need a work up though to determine why these formed and to prevent more. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

Nephrectomy : A urologist is the surgical specialist of the kidney and a nephrologist is the medical specialist of the kidney. So a urologist would remove a kidney. ...Read more

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Should I go see a Nephrologist or a Urologist for recurrent uti's caused by intercourse?

Urologist: See an experienced female-oriented urologist; be sure you evacuate your bladder after intercourse; be sure you drink a lot and evaluate your bladder frequently; urologist may do bladder ultrasound and post-void residual of urine volume which is important. ...Read more

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Do i see a nephrologist or a urologist for protein in urine?

Do i see a nephrologist or a urologist for protein in urine?

Primary care first: In many cases your primary care provider should begin the evaluation of this abnormality. It may not need to go any further, but if needed your pcp can refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Should I go to a urologist or nephrologist for kidney stones that seem to be hidden?

Should I go to a urologist or nephrologist for kidney stones that seem to be hidden?

Either: To have removed - urologist; to help deal with metabolic prevention - nephrologist or urologist. ...Read more

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