Nephrology is the medical specialty responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute or chronic pathologies affecting the kidneys.

Our services in Nephrology

Comprehensive Management of End-Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

  • We provide comprehensive management for patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • We offer care and support for patients requiring kidney transplantation from living and deceased donors.
  • We perform renal replacement therapies.
  • We provide management for acute renal failure and its complications.
  • We offer management for primary and secondary glomerulopathies.
  • We conduct hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration procedures in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Special Care Unit (SCU).
  • We conduct studies on secondary hypertension and provide comprehensive management.

Diagnostic Support and Procedures

  • Percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy under local or general anesthesia.
  • Implantation of peritoneal catheter and hemodialysis.
  • General hemodialysis.
  • Acute or chronic peritoneal dialysis.
Our professionals in Nephrology

Gustavo Zuluaga

M.D. Nephrologist - Head of Renal Transplantation

Arbey Aristizábal

M.D. Nephrologist - Renal Transplant Group

Catalina Ocampo

M.D. Nephrologist

John Fredy Nieto

M.D. Nephrologist

When to check Nephrology?

If you experience any of the following conditions, we recommend seeking evaluation by a nephrologist:

  • Kidney function issues: If your blood test results indicate problems with kidney function such as elevated creatinine levels, a nephrologist can conduct a more detailed assessment.
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections: If you experience recurrent urinary tract infections or infections affecting the kidneys, a nephrologist can investigate underlying causes and provide treatment.
  • Changes in urine: Consult with a nephrologist if you notice changes in the amount, color, odor, or frequency of urine.
  • Kidney stones: If you have had kidney stones or are prone to developing them.

  • If you observe blood in the urine, it could indicate kidney problems.
  • Swelling and fluid retention: Some kidney problems may manifest with swelling in the legs, ankles, or around the eyes. If you experience unexplained fluid retention, a nephrologist can investigate.

If you have a family history of kidney disease, we recommend undergoing regular check-ups with a nephrologist to detect potential problems early.

Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive approach to healthcare aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient, offering holistic and personalized care throughout their stay through the following support services:

Diagnostic Aids

We conduct complementary studies to the patient's clinical evaluation to confirm a diagnosis and take therapeutic actions.

Clinical Psychology

We provide psychological support to patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their condition.

Specialized Nursing

We have specialized nursing staff in Nephrology, dialysis, hemodialysis, and renal transplantation.

Social Work

We provide comprehensive support to the patient and their family, recognizing their protective factors, internal resources, personal, familial, and social situations, aiming to enhance adherence to outpatient treatments proposed by the medical team.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788 to schedule an appointment with Nephrology.

For further information or general inquiries, please contact (604) 445 90 00.