Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension (302878)
Specialized in: nephrology, hypertension
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Dr. Suheir Assady deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and hypertension. In close collaboration with the vascular surgeons, the Department is the only center in Northern Israel implementing a kidney transplantation program. The clinic is renowned for its excellent patient care and active research activities.
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Rambam provides both diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, such as acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, proteinuria, hematuria, glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and other inherited diseases, such as uncontrolled hypertension, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, kidney-related bone disorders, kidney stones etc.
The highly qualified personnel of the Department under the direction of Dr. Suheir Assady uses advanced technologies to provide an array of renal replacement therapies for patients with acute kidney failure or end-stage kidney diseases, including hemodialysis with ultrapure water and high flux membranes, hemodiafiltration, SLED and home-based peritoneal dialysis. In addition to the dialysis treatments, patients are provided with medical psychosocial and nutritional counseling to help them manage their condition. It should be noted that international patients prefer Israel because of dialysis affordability and its corresponding quality.
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Rambam Health Care Campus is very experienced in kidney transplants from both living and deceased donors, including donor’s and receiver’s preparation, follow-up care and medical care to the patients, who have made a kidney transplant abroad.
Apart from clinical activities and training of students, the physicians of the Department, led by Dr. Suheir Assady, participate in numerous scientific researches.
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Rambam offers the following diagnostic and treatment procedures:
- DMSA kidney scan
- Kidney scintigraphy
- Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
- Coronary angiography in nephropathy
- Kidney transplant
- Haifa, Israel