They play a crucial role in filtering waste products from the blood, regulating fluid and electrolyte balance, and producing hormones that influence blood pressure and red blood cell production. The kidneys also help maintain acid-base balance in the body. Kidneys function as a vital part of the urinary system, producing urine that is eventually eliminated from the body.
It is important to note that this overview provides a general understanding of common kidney conditions. However, each individual case can vary, and it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment options. Regular check-ups and screenings are essential for maintaining kidney health.
All of our urologists have significant experience managing common kidney conditions and performing surgery for kidney disease. However, some of our specialists have longer waiting times than others due to their various sub-specialised areas of expertise in specific procedures, or their commitment to public practice. If you are unsure which specialists to see, or want to ensure the shortest waiting time, please contact us for a recommendation.
At South Coast Urology, we offer comprehensive, clinically excellent, multidisciplinary urological care. We run clinics in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Nowra and operate at leading private hospitals across the Illawarra.