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

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Doctor type

Urologist is a surgeon and is trained to operate on kidneys, ureter, bladder, and prostate.
Nephrologist is an internal medicine doctor who superspecializes in body chemistry regulation, kidney impairment causes, protein in the urine, inflammation of the kidney and the therapy if these problems. Nephrologist also specializes in dialysis care and transplant care.

In brief: Doctor type

Urologist is a surgeon and is trained to operate on kidneys, ureter, bladder, and prostate.
Nephrologist is an internal medicine doctor who superspecializes in body chemistry regulation, kidney impairment causes, protein in the urine, inflammation of the kidney and the therapy if these problems. Nephrologist also specializes in dialysis care and transplant care.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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