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The Nephrology Department offers comprehensive care for people with various kidney diseases. We offer a peritoneal dialysis programme and a haemodialysis service, in which different blood cleansing techniques are applied. Our transplant programme is one of the most active in the country.
At the Nephrology Department we have a highly qualified team that is well coordinated with other Hospital and primary care services to offer a comprehensive approach to patients with kidney disease, ranging from prevention and early detection to treatment of the disease.
We admit 1,000 patients annually, hold 15,000 consultations and have a peritoneal dialysis programme, a haemodialysis unit, extracorporeal cleansing techniques, and in addition over the last year we carried out 130 kidney transplants.
We are a Reference Centre of the Spanish National Health System (CSUR) in complex glomerular diseases.
Our research is based on patient follow-up and the study of mechanisms and markers of the prognosis for different kidney diseases as reflected in various publications. The Department participates actively in international clinical trials.
This includes the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates, training nephrology students and continuing education.
The Urology Teaching Unit is led by the Vall d’Hebron Urology Department, with participation from other specialisations such as General Surgery, Nephrology, Intensive Care Medicine, and Paediatric Urology.
Urology training itinerary
Urology deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of medical-surgical conditions associated with the urinary and retroperitoneal system of both sexes. It also includes the male reproductive system of any age group, that may have congenital, metabolic, obstructive or oncological disorders, or injuries due to trauma.
The Nephrology Teaching Unit is led by the Nephrology Department, with participation from the Digestive System, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases and A&E Departments.
Nephrology training itinerary
The Nephrology Teaching Unit has a resident training programme with the following key tracks: extensive training in internal medicine, specific training in nephrology, in-depth knowledge of treatment techniques for renal failure, practical knowledge on diagnosis and therapies in nephrology, and practical knowledge of the role of the nephrologist in community healthcare.
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