Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).
The Nephrology Unit aims to provide comprehensive, high quality, multidisciplinary, compassionate care in a friendly and supportive environment for people with kidney diseases and other conditions that affect or arise from the kidneys.
The Department provides the full range of renal treatments for patients with kidney disease. This includes clinics for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), patients with a kidney transplant and patients nearing kidney failure. We have an on-site haemodialysis unit and peritoneal dialysis unit.
Kidney disease often coexists with other medical conditions such as heart disease, vascular disease and diabetes, and our team works closely with specialists from other disciplines to ensure that our patients receive the care that is appropriate to their individual health needs.
The treatment and specialist services we provide includes:
a) A dedicated outpatient facilities and support for home and community dialysis
b) Haemodialysis available in our hospital; we also support holiday haemodialysis
c) Peritoneal dialysis
2. Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease care
3. Anaemia management
4. Conservative kidney management
5. General and specialist outpatient clinics for people with:
a Advanced kidney disease
b Diabetes and renal disease
6. Pre-kidney transplant service supported by counselors and dietitians, to help prepare patients for transplant.
7. Kidney transplants and post kidney transplantation follow up (recipient and donor).
The first kidney transplant was done at Nigeria and the west African sub-region in 6/3/2000. With a dedicated renal transplant team we are able to give our patients with end stage renal failure, a better quality of life.
The renal unit is staffed with a team of experts which is led by a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ebun Bamgboye supported by junior doctors, renal nurses, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, social workers and dietitians.
The unit is also supported by a dedicated team of administrative staff and technical teams including IT and maintenance for all of our medical equipment.
The St. Nicholas Hospital promise to you
We are passionate about putting the patient first, and aim to offer a consultant- delivered service. Each of the satellite units served by our renal unit has an on-site nephrologist presence at least twice a week, offering clinic and ward referral services.
We know that receiving treatment for kidney conditions, such as dialysis, can be time-consuming for our patients, which is why we aim to make your care as convenient and as easy to access as possible.This is why we offer/run services from satellite units services from satellite units (which include other hospitals) and also support suitable patients who want to receive their dialysis at home.