Nephrologist in The Bahamas
Nephrology is a field in medicine that studies the kidney, its functions, its diseases, and its conditions. A doctor that specializes in nephrology is called a nephrologist or a renal physician.
Although there are many treatments for the kidney, depending on the condition, medical tourists are typically seeking these three: kidney biopsy, dialysis and kidney transplant.
A kidney biopsy is a procedure used to extract tissue from the liver, typically with the purpose of diagnosing a disease or an illness. It can be done surgically or via a needle.
Dialysis involves the artificial elimination of waste in cases where this function is not available due to failure of the kidney. While dialysis is a long-term treatment, the start of the treatment can happen in the Bahamas to save money.
This procedure refers to the transplant of a healthy kidney to replace a failing one. It requires a donor, often a family member or other close genetic match who typically comes with the patient.
In the case of dialysis or renal transplant, your doctor will have to evaluate you to make sure that you can safely make the trip back home.
If you are seeking a nephrologist or renal care specialist in the Bahamas, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form and a qualified medical specialist will contact you to discuss your needs.