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Nephrology Centre (Centre for Diagnosis, Treatment & Research on Kidney Diseases)

The Centre for Diagnosis, Treatment & Research on Kidney Diseases (C.D.T.R.KD) of the Hygeia Hospital is a state-of-the-art Nephrology Centre staffed with experienced medical personnel, pursuing multifaceted (clinical, research and educational) activities in the field of Nephrology.

The Centre’s clinical activities comprise:

  1. The diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with:
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Hereditary Kidney Diseases (polycystic kidney disease etc)
  • Systemic Diseases with kidney involvement
  • Arterial hypertension, with or without chronic kidney disease
  1. Consultation services to in-hospital patients with renal problems, including Acute Kidney Injury (Acute Renal Failure).
  2. The application of the latest and most innovative treatments for the management of Chronic Kidney Disease.

For these clinical activities, the Centre has developed a dedicated Nephrology Department and a Nephrology Outpatient Clinic.

The Centre’s research activities include the research and development of new, innovative cellular and gene therapies for kidney diseases in the area of Regenerative Medicine, as well as the conduction of multicentre clinical trials on these new treatments, in collaboration with prestigious domestic and international research Centres from academia and the industry.

The Centre also launches educational activities through the internet and the Media, aiming at raising awareness of the public about common kidney problems, with particular emphasis on the prevention, early diagnosis and management of Chronic Kidney Disease, which constitutes a significant public health problem globally.

Through its research and development activities and its ongoing collaborations with world-renowned research Centres, the Centre for Diagnosis, Treatment & Research on Kidney Diseases of the HYGEIA hospital aspires to become a pole of attraction for the development of medical tourism in Greece and the pursuit of international research programmes in the field of Nephrology.

The centre offers the full range of tests necessary for the early detection and diagnosis of kidney diseases, using the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Hygeia Group. These include:

  • Lab tests (Haematological, Biochemical, Immunological etc),
  • Medical Imaging (Ultrasound, CT Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Angiography)
  • Nuclear Scans with radioisotopes (scintigraphy scans)
  • Kidney biopsy

The kidney biopsy is an invasive medical procedure, which constitutes an important tool for the accurate diagnosis of kidney diseases and their targeted management.

With the use of a special needle and under the guidance of ultrasound or a CT scanner, the doctor removes a small piece of kidney tissue, which is then examined under the microscope, by experienced pathologists specialized in the diagnosis of kidney problems. The procedure is almost painless, carried out under local anaesthesia and usually requires the patient to stay in the hospital for 24 hours.

The procedure is safe, carrying a very small risk of serious complications like bleeding. However, aiming at maximum possible safety for patients, a kidney biopsy is performed only when certain indications apply and if specific conditions are met. In addition, its result should be expected to yield important therapeutic benefits for the patient. Finally, before proceeding to a kidney biopsy the patient receives detailed and thorough information regarding the potential benefits and risks of the procedure and is required to provide his consent.

Doctors Offices, 5 Erythrou Stavrou St.
1st Floor

Telephones
+30 210 686 7650
+30 210 686 7651

Fax
+30 210 686 7650

Email
chiatrou@hygeia.gr