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Dr. Vijay Kher is one of the best Nephrologist in Gurgoan. Dr. Vijay Kher is a well established Nephrologist in India who is solely responsible for starting the Department of Nephrology at some of the distinguished institutes in the country. Dr. Vijay Kher has served and treated several patients while working at Indraprastha Apollo prior to joining Medanta- The Medicity. Dr. Vijay Kher has immense knowledge in Nephrology and is dedicated towards the treatment and analysis of kidney transplant patients. Dr. Vijay Kher is a keen researcher and his interest areas include Clinical Immunosuppression, Steroid free immunosuppression, ABO Incompatible Transplantation, Paired Exchange donation, cost-containment, pre-emptive transplantation, Acute kidney injury, progression of renal diseases and glomerulenephritis. He has made several contributions to the Indian Nephrology Department and has also received award for efforts towards immunosuppression in Kidney Transplantation. With an extensive experience of over four decades, Dr. Vijay Kher is among the top most Nephrologists of the country. Dr. Vijay Kher is regularly invited as a visiting faculty in reputable national and international institutions. Dr. Vijay Kher has been an outstanding student during his academic years and has received the Pfizer PG gold medal. Dr Kher is a reputed member of several medical organizations and has been appreciated for his work in various scientific platforms. Dr. Vijay Kher has been part of several scientific forums where Dr. Vijay Kher has delivered over 350 orations and lectures. Dr. Vijay Kher has 180 publications in peer reviewed journals, written and edited 11 books and has 40 chapters in books to his credit.
Medanta The Medicity Gurgaon
Dr Vijay Kher has more than 35 Years of experience in the field of Nephrology.
Dr Vijay Kher has been awarded fellowships of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Physicians Edinburg & Indian Society of Nephrology. Bansal Gold Medal and Oration of Indian Society of Nephrology for excellence in research in India – 1991. Pfizer Postgraduate Gold Medal –1979. Paper Award at International Congress of Organ Transplantation in the Developing Countries at Singapore, 1992. Best Paper awards at the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology in 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2009.
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Nephrology is the medical specialty which is concerned with the treatment of kidney conditions and abnormalities, and a physician who practices this specialty of nephrology is called a nephrologist. Nephrology being the subspecialty of internal medicine, a nephrologist needs to complete the same training as an internist and then gain an additional fellowship in nephrology. Nephrologists are responsible for diagnosing causes and levels of kidney failure and prescribing appropriate treatment such as medication, diet changes, or dialysis.
Nephrologists are physicians who deal with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidneys.
You should see a nephrologist when you start experiencing pain around your abdomen that usually radiates to your sides and lower back. Or when you suffer from a reduced amount of urine, swelling of your legs, ankles, and feet, unexplained shortness of breath, excessive drowsiness or fatigue, persistent nausea, confusion, pain, or from pressure in your chest.
Nephrologists can treat the following conditions:
Nephrologists treat the diseases of the kidneys. But before they can treat them, the nephrologists need to diagnose them, and they do that by performing several tests. They are as follows:
Since our kidneys are responsible for maintaining fluid balance and filtering out the excess fluids and waste from the blood, damage to the kidneys leads to fluid accumulation and overload which causes edema or swelling of the legs and face, and long term kidney diseases also lead to symptoms of high blood pressure and anemia. So, a physical examination is carried out by the doctor to diagnose edema or high blood pressure.
Blood tests are performed to reveal altered levels of urea, creatinine, and electrolytes including sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphates, nitrogen etc.
A nephrologist may also perform a blood test for various organisms that may damage the kidneys including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, AIDS etc.
Nephrologists also perform urine analysis that may help them diagnose kidney damage by revealing excess proteins that are being excreted from the body in the urine. They also use microscopic analysis of urine to detect kidney and urinary tract infection.
They can also put imaging studies like Ultrasound scan, CT Scan, or MR angiography to work to detect kidney diseases.
Other tests performed by the nephrologists are Renal Biopsy, Intravenous Urography (IVU), Scintigraphy, and Renal Arteriography.
Usually, before your appointment, you are asked to bring information on:
During their first visit, the patients usually go through:
In some cases, additional tests are also performed:
One done with your first round of visit, your nephrologist will suggest a diagnosis, treatment plan, and follow-up visits.
When it comes to the difference between nephrology and urology, the former deals with only kidneys while the latter provides treatment for a condition relating to the bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands. Urologists also cover male issues relating to the prostate and penis.
The nephrologists do not perform surgery. The surgeries like a kidney transplant are performed by transplant surgeons.