Pediatric 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. Pediatric Nephrologist plays an essential role in the delivery of comprehensive care to the children suffering from kidney diseases
Q. Why to choose a pediatric nephrologist ? Can’t an adult nephrologist treat my child?
Children are not small adults & have unique medical needs. Pediatric 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.
Q. What type of diseases do pediatric 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
Q. What Services are provided at Dept of Pediatric Nephrology, Bahria International Hospital , Orchard , Raiwind , Lahore?
Bahria International Hospital , Orchard is an organization where Dept of Pediatric 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.
Q. How can I take an appointment?
Call 042 35451297 -9, UAN 111-296-296
9am to 3 pm , Monday to Friday
Q. Are your services available outside appointment timings?
Our office hours are 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
However, 24/7 pediatric emergency operates at Bahria International Hospital, Orchard, Lahore & Pediatric nephrologists are available on call round the clock.
Dr Farkhanda Hafeez
Former Professor of Pediatric Nephrology
The Children’s Hospital & The Institute of Child Health, Ferozepur Road , Lahore.
Head of the Dept, Pediatric Nephrology
Bahria International Hospital , Orchard , Raiwind , Lahore?
Education : MBBS, DCH, MCPS, FCPS (pak) MCCEE (Canada)
Specialization : Pediatric Nephrology
Category : Consultant