What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is kidney medicine and is a subspecialty of internal medicine. It is concerned with the diagnoses, treatment and management of kidney functions and renal (kidney) replacement therapy, such as dialysis and kidney transplantation.


What Does a Nephrologist Do?

Nephrologists diagnose, treat and manage kidney diseases and systemic diseases that impact the kidneys, such as heart failure. Their roles vary from correcting electrolyte imbalances to treating kidney failure with dialysis.