Services and Procedures
What is renal medicine and what are some renal conditions?
Renal medicine is the study of the kidneys and its diseases. Renal physicians at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre diagnose and manage all types of renal disease such as acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, auto-immune diseases, dialysis, and kidney transplants.
Our kidneys have a vital multi-functional role in filtering toxins from the body, maintaining normal fluid and electrolyte balance, regulating blood pressure and red blood cells and maintaining a healthy balance of acids in the body. The kidney works hard for the general health of the body and as a result can be susceptible to a variety of problems. When the kidney suddenly stops functioning correctly, specialised medical intervention is essential. Treatment options may include renal replacement therapy such as dialysis and kidney transplants.
Renal physicians often care for patients over a long period of time, managing their chronic kidney-related conditions from childhood into adulthood. Their role, often as part of a multidisciplinary team, is to stabilise the kidney’s function and slow the progression of the disease, thus maintaining optimal quality of life.
When do you need to see a renal physician?
You may be referred to, or wish to consult a renal physician if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
- Excessive drowsiness or fatigue
- High potassium levels causing muscle weakness or abnormal heart rhythm
- Swelling of legs, ankles and feet
- Presence of blood, proteins or casts and crystals in the urine
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure or hypertension
Early medical intervention is always advisable for serious kidney conditions, as quick diagnosis and treatment may have an impact on your prognosis and potential recovery. Our renal physicians are available to provide you with an expert professional opinion and a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of your condition.
Why you should consider our renal physicians in Singapore
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre offers a team of expert renal physicians who are highly competent in the treatment of kidney disorders.
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre’s experienced renal physicians are dedicated to the study, diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of kidney diseases. Trained locally and internationally, our skilled specialists are equipped with cutting-edge renal and surgical innovations to bring your symptoms under control and maximise your quality of life.
Major Areas of Specialisation
Our renal physicians provide services in the following areas of renal medicine. As specialists, they can perform a careful and correct diagnosis by studying your symptoms and your medical history, before deciding on the most appropriate plan of action to assist in your recovery. They will accompany you, or your loved one, on this journey from the first consultation through the different stages of treatment.
- Calciphylaxis management
- Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD)
- Clinical Nephrology
- Renal diseases
- Electrolyte disorders
- Kidney stones
- Cystic kidney diseases
- Critical care nephrology
- Haemodialysis service
- Interventional nephrology
- Kidney dialysis
- Glomerulonephritis and Renal Vasculitis Service
- IgA Nephropathy
- Lupus nephritis
- Primary glomerulopathies (minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerular sclerosis, membranous nephropathy)
- Renal vasculitides
- High blood pressure
- Kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma)
- Kidney disease treatment
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Kidney transplant
- Peritoneal dialysis service
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Renal bone disease associated with chronic kidney disease
- Renal diseases
- Renal transplantation service
Did you know?
The world’s first successful organ transplant was a kidney transplant led by Dr Joseph E. Murray in 1954. The transplant was between two identical twins, the Herrick brothers, and took place in Boston at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.Request an appointment with a renal physician today.