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Renal / Nephrology

at Logan Hospital

Renal or ‘Nephrology’ is a medical specialty concerned with the kidneys. The kidneys are vital organs that filter the bloodstream, clearing waste products and controlling the body’s level of water and chemicals.

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where a person has evidence of kidney damage or reduced kidney function. People with end-stage kidney disease require dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.

Logan Hospital's renal unit provides all aspects of care for people with kidney conditions except for renal transplantation.

Our services include:

  • inpatient care
  • chronic kidney disease management
  • management of acute kidney injury (including aministration of cytotoxic therapy)
  • haemodialysis (acute and chronic)
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • continuing care of patients who have had renal transplants
  • renal biopsy.

We have a multidisciplinary team comprising doctors, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists. Our surgical service assists with creation of dialysis access.

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Last updated 3 August 2017
Last reviewed 20 October 2016