Nephrology Center

The Nephrology Center is a multidisciplinary patient care team providing advanced treatment for short-term and long-term kidney disease. Our team consists of international and locally accredited nephrologists working in combination with nutritionists, pharmacists and clinical nurse coordinators to review and assist all aspects of your lifestyle to help detect and treat kidney based illnesses.
  • Conditions
    • Acute renal failure
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    • Electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities
    • Hypertension and diabetes based kidney complications
    • Genetic and non-genetic renal diseases (e.g., polycystic kidney disease, Alport's syndrome, glomerulonephritis, end-stage renal disease)
  • Diagnostics
    • 24-hour urine collection to measure the components of urine
    • Blood examination
      • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential
      • BUN
      • Serum creatinine
      • Electrolyte content (sodium, potassium, chloride, glucose, calcium, phosphate, albumin)
      • Total protein
      • Cholesterol level
    • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) using serum creatinine (a preferred method for detecting chronic kidney disease and other kidney related issues)
    • Kidney imaging studies: Renal ultrasound, kidney dopplers, CT scan, magnetic resonance angiography
      • To evaluate for urinary tract obstruction (e.g. kidney stones)
      • To estimate the size of the kidney
      • To evaluate for polycystic renal disease
      • To detect conditions such as renal artery stenosis
    • Quantitation of proteinuria (detection of the levels of protein in urine, a key indicator of kidney problems)
      • Urine protein/creatinine ratio
      • Urine microalbumin/creatinine ratio
    • Urinalysis and review of urinary sediment (for the detection of chronic kidney disease and the identification of the type of kidney disease)
  • Treatments
    • Apheresis (plasmapheresis, double filtration, immonoabsorbtion)
    • Kidney dialysis (in the Dialysis Center)
    • Liver dialysis
    • Nutritional consultation: Advice about diet controlled program from nutritionist who is special in kidney’s disease
    • Renal replacement therapies
      • Intermittent hemodialysis (ultra-pure water, hemodiafiltration )
      • Continuous renal replacement therapy
      • Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
      • Kidney transplantation (Only donations from living relations for international patients)

Chronic Kidney Disease

People with early-stage CKD may not show any symptoms until the disease progresses to a more advanced stage. When that happens, they may experience weakness, confusion, loss of appetite, ammonia-like breath odor, itchiness, pallor (pale skin), swollen feet and ankles, or frequent urination during the night. Doctors will carry out tests to determine an appropriate treatment plan for patients, including a creatinine blood test to measure kidney function and determine the GFR, as well as an ultrasound or CT scan of the kidneys and urinary tract. In some cases, the doctor will also do a biopsy of the kidney for testing. Since CKD is a condition which does not present early-stage symptoms, only the creatinine blood test to measure kidney function and determine the GFR can measure how much the disease has progressed.

Kidney Transplant

Some people with kidney failure may be able to have a kidney transplant. During transplant surgery, a healthy kidney from a donor is placed into your body. The new, donated kidney does the work that your two kidneys used to do. The donated kidney can only come from a living relative.

A kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure; it’s not a cure. You will need to take medicines every day to make sure your immune system doesn't reject the new kidney. You will also need to see your doctor regularly. A working transplanted kidney does a better job of filtering wastes and keeping you healthy than dialysis. However, a kidney transplant isn’t for everyone. Your doctor may tell you that you’re not healthy enough for transplant surgery.

Talk to our Referral Office in Ethiopia

Our local representatives speak your language and can assist you by answering any questions you have about the hospital as well as book travel arrangements.There are no additional costs for using this service as per Bumrungrad's One Price Policy.