Nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine that focuses on the treatment of diseases that affect the kidneys. Disorder of sodium and water homeostasis (fluid retention or edema, hypertension), electrolyte Imbalance (low or high sodium or potassium) and acid-base homeostasis (metabolic acidosis and alkalosis, etc.), as well as hypertension, all fall into the specialty field of this department.

Our specialists’ knowledge, extensive experience, and high quality service approach gives the Nephrology Department at the American Outpatient Medical Center an outstanding advantage over equivalent departments at other private hospitals in Turkey. Our internationally acknowledged treatment modalities are employed to ensure maximum benefit and minimum side effects.

Although there is no dialysis unit at our hospital, consultancy and second opinions are easily available for patients who take continuous dialysis therapy. Our patients are ensured the maintenance of dialysis therapy throughout their hospital stays.


Common problems related to sodium and water homeostasis include low sodium in the blood or edema, weight gain, hypertension, and low or high sodium or potassium in the blood. Other reasons for admissions include the decreased output of urine, fluid retention, dyspnoea, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, bad taste in the mouth, weight loss and anaemia all of which are potentially related to the aforementioned health problems as well as renal failure and acidosis. Moreover, other complaints include high protein and/or blood in the urine, hypertension secondary to nephritis, edema, impaired renal functions, high urea and creatinine concentrations in the blood.
The Nephrology Department deals with medical diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all kidney and urinary tract diseases, including but not limited to acute and chronic kidney failure, hypertension, nephritis that cause protein loss into the urine and blood in the urine, kidney infections, kidney diseases secondary to diabetes mellitus or hypertension, chronic glomerulonephritis and polycystic kidney disease as well as kidney stones and other cystic kidney diseases. Gout attacks that are common and related to kidney diseases and kidney stones are other conditions that we deal with.