Paediatric Nephrology is a rapidly evolving specialty in developing countries. It deals with kidney and urinary bladder problems in children. Kidney problems have always been important but largely yet to the addressed. The importance of this discipline lies in that various treatable disorders may lead to kidney failure and even death of the child. Paediatric Nephrologist plays an essential role in the delivery of comprehensive care to the children suffering from kidney diseases
Why to choose a paediatric nephrologist ? Can’t an adult nephrologist treat my child?
Children are not small adults & have unique medical needs. Paediatric nephrologists are better suited to treating children because the diseases of children are different and their mode of presentation is different from adults. For instance, Growth failure, Unexplained pallor, Bony Deformities, Bed wetting, Increased thirst and passage of excessive/less amount of urine , Poor urinary stream or poor urinary control are alarming signs in children. Whereas, in adults kidney problem is mostly because of Diabetes or high blood pressure.
What type of diseases do paediatric nephrologists treat?
- Urinary tract Infection
- Acute & Chronic Kidney Failure
- Nephrotic Syndrome ( Protein in urine)
- Familial & Congenital anomalies Kidney and urinary Bladder Diseases
- Urinary Bladder Problems
- Kidney stones ,
- Acid Base Disturbance & Electrolyte Abnormalities
- Problems with growth and Development due to Kidney Disease
- Systemic Disorders affecting Kidneys
- High Blood Pressure
What Services are provided at Dept of Paediatric Nephrology, Bahria International Hospital , Orchard , Raiwind , Lahore?
Bahria International Hospital , Orchard is an organization where Dept of Paediatric Nephrology provides In-Patient & Out-Patient services, Dialysis, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Biopsies and Imaging studies of the Kidneys. In addition, it Provides training & teaching of doctors, nurses and other health care providers.
How can I take an appointment?
Call 042 35451297 -9, UAN 111-296-296
9am to 3 pm , Monday to Friday
Are your services available outside appointment timings?
Our office hours are 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. However, 24/7 paediatric emergency operates at Bahria International Hospital, Orchard, Lahore & Paediatric nephrologists are available on call round the clock.
Dr Farkhanda Hafeez
Former Professor of Paediatric Nephrology
The Children’s Hospital & The Institute of Child Health, Ferozepur Road , Lahore.
Head of the Dept, Paediatric Nephrology
Bahria International Hospital , Orchard , Raiwind , Lahore
MBBS, DCH, MCPS, FCPS (pak) MCCEE (Canada)
Specialization : Paediatric Nephrology
Category : Consultant