Nephrology

Our nephrologists investigate and treat kidney disease

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of nephrology related services, for details of the nephrology services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


We have nephrologists with expertise in all aspects of kidney disease

Your GP will refer you to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) if tests show that your kidneys are not working as well as they should.

Your kidneys work by filtering waste products out of your bloodstream and producing urine.
Symptoms of kidney disease to look out for include high blood pressure, changes in your urine, tiredness, puffiness around your eyes, pain in your kidneys, kidney stones, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite and more.

Tests of your blood and urine can help to diagnose a problem with your kidneys.

Our nephrologists

At St Vincent’s Private Hospitals, our nephrologists are skilled in diagnosing and managing a wide range of diseases affecting the kidneys and urinary tract.

Our nephrology services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

We offer consultations for the management of kidney disease, including kidney stones, electrolyte disorders and kidney injuries.

We do kidney biopsies under ultrasound and CT.

We perform kidney transplantations and dialysis.

We also provide support services to other specialists and departments within the hospital for people with complex kidney disease.

Managing chronic kidney disease

There are many different causes of chronic kidney disease. Your nephrologist can advise you about the best treatment for your condition.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering nephrology

Our Department of Nephrology provides a spectrum of care for people with kidney disorders throughout Victoria.

The multidisciplinary provide care for people:
  • With Diabetes
  • With chronic kidney disease
  • Receiving dialysis (home dialysis, in-centre or satellite dialysis)
  • Receiving supportive treatment for end stage kidney disease
  • Before and after kidney transplant
  • Needing vascular access for dialysis
Your GP can refer you to one of our nephrologists.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we have physicians who specialise in nephrology and renal diseases. Our Nephrologists provide expertise and services across a range of renal diseases and conditions.

Our services may be suitable for people requiring assessment for:
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Anaemia
  • Diabetes
Your GP can refer you to one of our nephrologists.

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On site we have 13 operating theatres including a state of the art hybrid theatre, lithotripsy procedure room and cardiac catheter laboratory. Our operating theatres and surgeons are supported by a 12-bed intensive care unit, post anaesthetic care unit, 4 bed post stroke unit and world leading central sterilising department.

We work in partnership with our patients and their families to take a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare. Our experienced team of clinical professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. We work together to ensure your safety, wellbeing and recovery.

We aim to continually push the boundaries of healthcare and improve patient outcomes.

Your surgeon will recommend a nephrologist.

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Our Nephrology service provides comprehensive assessment and management of people with kidney disorders.

The team comprises specialist nurses, renal consultants, and vascular surgeons, and allied health professionals. 


Your GP can refer you to one of our nephrologists.

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St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Werribee provides health services for up to 16,000 patients living and working in Wyndham, one of Australia's fastest growing municipalities.

Your GP can refer you to one of our nephrologists.


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The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital renowned for its quality care and compassion. We take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none.

For over 105 years we have worked in partnership with our patients and their families. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. Our facilities include 15 operating theatres, cardiac procedure rooms and an endoscopy suite, ensuring our staff can work together effectively for your safety, wellbeing and recovery.

Your GP can refer you to one of our nephrologists.

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