Interventional nephrologyMarch 9, 2023 2023-03-09 11:55
Interventional nephrology is a medical specialty that concentrates on the identification and management of kidney diseases. This specialty involves using minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat kidney conditions, with the aim of enhancing the patient’s overall quality of life. To achieve this, interventional nephrologists use specialized equipment and techniques such as percutaneous kidney biopsy, angioplasty, and stent placement. These procedures are intended to be less invasive than traditional surgical methods and can often be performed on an outpatient basis, with a shorter recovery time for the patient.
Who should be treated
Interventional nephrology is recommended for patients with kidney conditions such as kidney stones, renal artery stenosis, and chronic kidney disease. It is also used to manage complications related to kidney disease, including high blood pressure and anemia. Patients who cannot undergo traditional surgery might benefit from the minimally invasive procedures offered by interventional nephrologists.
Dos and don'ts for acute kidney failure
Follow the treatment plan provided by your healthcare team, including your dialysis schedule, diet, and medication regimen.
How it is treated
Interventional nephrologists use specialized equipment and techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures. These procedures aim to manage kidney conditions and improve a patient’s quality of life. Examples of procedures include percutaneous kidney biopsy, angioplasty, and stent placement. Recovery time varies depending on the procedure, but many patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.