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85 Best Nephrologists/Kidney Specialists in Karachi

Also known as Kidney Specialist ,ماہرامراض گردہ ,Kidney Doctor and Mahir-e-imraz-e-gurda

Dr. Aijaz Ahmed

Nephrologist, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Diabetes Counsellor, Asthma Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, General Physician, Infectious Disease Specialist, Gastroenterologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), M.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
15 Years Experience
98% (1039) Satisfied Patients Satisfied

Dr. Aijaz Ahmed

Nephrologist, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Diabetes Counsellor, Asthma Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, General Physician, Infectious Disease Specialist, Gastroenterologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), M.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
15 Years Experience
The first thing a doctor must show, is kindness. Dr Aijaz was really kind and took his time to properly consult me regarding my queries. Really good doctor.

Dr. Anita Haroon

Nephrologist, Primary Care Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Health Checkups, General Physician, Family Physician, Diabetologist, Critical Care Physician, Consultant Physician, Asthma Specialist

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P., F.C.P.S (Nephrology)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
99% (528) Satisfied Patients Satisfied

Dr. Anita Haroon

Nephrologist, Primary Care Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Health Checkups, General Physician, Family Physician, Diabetologist, Critical Care Physician, Consultant Physician, Asthma Specialist

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P., F.C.P.S (Nephrology)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
I visited for some weird symptoms. By hearing my symptoms, Doctor has identified as an acid reflex. She is so clear in explaining me the cause which helped me to understand more

Prof. Dr. Iffat Yazdani GOLD

Nephrologist

MBBS, MD (Nephrology), FACP( USA)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
24 Years Experience
94% (392) Satisfied Patients Satisfied
GOLD

Prof. Dr. Iffat Yazdani

Nephrologist

MBBS, MD (Nephrology), FACP( USA)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
24 Years Experience
She is professional, skilled and very personable. I highly recommend her. staffs working with her are also professional and kind....

Dr. Muhammad Tassaduq Khan

Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Renal Surgeon, Nephrologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), MRCP, FRCP

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
14 Years Experience
100% (70) Satisfied Patients Satisfied

Dr. Muhammad Tassaduq Khan

Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Renal Surgeon, Nephrologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), MRCP, FRCP

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
14 Years Experience
Dr. Muhammad Tassaduq is super nice and makes you feel very comfortable. I would recommend.

Dr. Nabeel Samdani

Nephrologist

M.B.B.S, M.C.P.S (Nephrology)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
96% (18) Satisfied Patients Satisfied

Dr. Nabeel Samdani

Nephrologist

M.B.B.S, M.C.P.S (Nephrology)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
12 Years Experience
He is a very experienced doctor and he knows his clinical medicine very well.

A brief intro to Nephrologists

Who is a nephrologist?

Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine that focuses on the diseases of the kidneys. Therefore, the job of a nephrologist (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) is to diagnose, investigate and manage these diseases. A nephrologist specializes in the disorders that impact kidneys and other parts of the body. A primary care physician is knowledgeable enough to deal with the early disorders of the kidneys, however, for more severe illness, specialized care is appropriate, as provided by a nephrologist. Your primary healthcare provider will refer you to the care of a nephrologist if they think you need specialist advice.

When should you see a nephrologist?

Nephrologists (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) treat people of all ages with any kind of kidney dysfunction. Babies who are born with malformed kidneys, or any other congenital kidney disorders, are referred to pediatric nephrologists by general pediatricians immediately.

You should see a nephrologist (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) if your doctor suspects kidney disorders and there are symptoms like swelling in the legs or ankles. Kidneys are responsible for getting rid of toxic waste and water from the body in the form of urine. When there is dysfunction of the kidneys, this toxic waste builds up in the blood and causes fluid build-up, often referred to as edema. This fluid is mostly evident in the dependent regions like the legs, as well as around the eyes.

Kidney dysfunction also manifests as reduced urine output, dehydration, reduced sense of taste, nausea, memory problems, pain in the body, electrolyte imbalance causing muscle cramps and numbness. Patients of kidney disease may experience high blood pressure as well as headaches.

If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, then you should see a nephrologist immediately.

Additionally, a primary care physician can refer patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension to a nephrologist, who can evaluate their kidneys as these diseases increase the future risk of kidney disorders.

What are the main areas of concern of a nephrologist?

A nephrologist (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) focuses on kidney disorders of a patient. They evaluate, diagnose, monitor, and manage patients of moderate-to-severe kidney diseases. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of kidney dysfunction of a patient. A nephrologist treats conditions that impact the kidneys directly or indirectly.

The common conditions that a nephrologist (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) treats include advanced & chronic kidney diseases, glomerular disorders, tubular diseases, drug-induced kidney damage, vascular diseases of the kidney like renal artery stenosis, nephrotic syndrome, acute & chronic kidney infections, vasculitic lesions, metabolic disorders like diabetes as well as the autoimmune disorders of the kidneys. Abnormal growths of the kidneys and cancers of the kidneys are also dealt with by nephrologists.

Nephrologists (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) evaluate kidneys, using the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), blood urea nitrogen levels (BUN) and the serum creatinine levels.

Nephrologists also work together with urologists, in cases of recurring infections of the kidneys, and urinary tract stones.

What are the most common kidney disorders in Pakistan?

Studies show that the commonest kidney disorders in our regions are related to complications of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Uncontrolled diabetes causes damage to the kidneys due to persistently high blood sugar levels. This is known as diabetic nephropathy. Of the studied population, 28% suffered from diabetic nephropathy, while 22% from glomerulonephritis.

Just like diabetes, chronically high blood pressure damages the kidneys, and 14.6% of people suffered from hypertensive complications. 13.4% of people had tubulointerstitial nephritic diseases, and 8% had renal stone diseases. Adult polycystic kidney diseases are less common with a prevalence of 1.4%, while other unknown causes are responsible for 2% of cases.

In Pakistan, more than 20,000 people die annually due to kidney diseases. Our region lies eighth in kidney disorders. The reason why chronic kidney diseases (CKD) are rising exponentially in our country could be due to poor quality of life, use of excessive medication, self-medication as well as intake of poor-quality water.

How to become a nephrologist?

Following the five years of graduation in medicine and surgery (MBBS), and the mandatory house-job, nephrologists (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) enroll in a four-year residency program in nephrology, where they also have rotations in general medicine. This can be followed by further training in fellowship programs and post-graduation. Continual practice and medical education credits are important for a nephrologist.

What kinds of nephrologists are there?

Nephrologists (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) can choose to specialize in a narrower field through additional training and research. Nephrology subspecialties include:

  • Kidney transplant specialists: evaluate and treat patients with end-stage renal disease who require transplants for better health.
  • Onco-nephrologists: treat cancers of the kidneys
  • Interventional nephrologists: perform non-surgical interventional procedures related to kidney disorders on patients.
  • Pediatric nephrologists: treat children and newborn babies with kidney diseases.

What are nephrologists called in Pakistan?

  • Nephro specialist
  • Kidney doctor
  • Kidney specialist
  • گردے کا ڈاکٹر
  • نیفروولوجسٹ

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Authored by: Dr. Hira Tanveer

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the top Nephrologists/Kidney Specialists of August 2021 in Karachi?

Top 10 Nephrologists/Kidney Specialists of August 2021 in Karachi are:

  • Dr. Aijaz Ahmed
  • Dr. Anita Haroon
  • Prof. Dr. Iffat Yazdani
  • Dr. Wajeeha Elahi
  • Dr. Muhammad Tassaduq Khan
  • Dr. Mahjabeen Yaseen
  • Dr. Nabeel Samdani
  • Dr. Ayesha Ejaz
  • Dr. Muhammad Ali
  • Dr. Santosh Kumar

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What is the fee range of the best Nephrologists in Karachi?

The fee for the top Nephrologists in Karachi ranges from Rs. 500 to 3,000. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

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What does a Nephrologist do?

A nephrologist (گردے کا ڈاکٹر) works to diagnose kidney disorders after performing a complete physical exam, taking the medical & surgical history, family history, drug history, and then running some investigations. In general, a nephrologist orders lab tests like complete urine culture & exam, CT scan, ultrasound, and kidney biopsy.

Urine culture is used to test the level of protein, glucose, minerals, or other waste products in the urine. This test gives information about the inflammation in the kidneys and also tells about the amount of blood in the urine. Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to generate a picture of the organs, giving an idea about any obstruction or masses in the kidneys.

CT scan uses x-rays for forming pictures of the kidneys, which are much more detailed than ultrasound, and helps diagnose obstruction due to tumors, stones or any other cause. Lastly, biopsy procedures are used to obtain a tissue sample of the organ, for a more detailed analysis of the organ. Biopsy samples are obtained with needles and are usually ultrasound or CT-guided.

The investigations and the medical history help a nephrologist diagnose what is wrong with the kidneys, and then formulate a treatment plan accordingly.

Which hospital is the best for Nephrologist in Karachi?

Top 5 Nephrology Hospitals in Karachi are:

  • Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
  • AKUH Consulting Clinic
  • The Kidney Centre
  • Darul Sehat Hospital
  • Hill Park General Hospital (HPGH)

How do I choose a Nephrologist ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Nephrologist, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust