Nephrology Unit

  Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that concerns itself with the study of kidney functions, and the treatment of kidney problems including renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). The Nephrology Unit aims to provide comprehensive, high quality, multidisciplinary, compassionate care in a friendly and supportive environment for people with kidney diseases and other conditions that affect or arise from the kidneys.

Our Services

The Department provides a full range of renal treatments for patients with kidney disease. This includes clinics for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), patients with a kidney transplant and patients nearing kidney failure, using our on-site haemodialysis unit. Kidney disease often coexists with other medical conditions such as heart disease, vascular disease and diabetes, and our team works closely with specialists from other disciplines to ensure that our patients receive the care that is appropriate to their individual health needs.

The treatment and specialist services we provide includes:

1. Dialysis
  • A dedicated outpatient facility and support for home and community dialysis
  • Haemodialysis available in our hospital and people on holiday/visting can also access this service
2. Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease care 3. Anaemia management 4. Conservative kidney management 5. General and specialist outpatient clinics for people with:
  • Advanced kidney disease
  • Diabetes and renal disease
6. Pre-kidney transplant service supported by counsellors and dietitians, to help prepare patients for transplant. 7. Kidney transplants and post kidney transplantation follow up (recipient and donor). The first kidney transplant in West African sub-region was done at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Nigeria on the in 6th March 2000. With a dedicated renal transplant team we are able to give our patients with end stage renal failure, a better quality of life.

Our Staff

The renal unit is staffed with a team of experts (doctors, renal nurses, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, technicians and dieticians) led by a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ebun Bamgboye.

The St. Nicholas Hospital promise to you

We are passionate about putting the patient first, and aim to offer a consultant- delivered service. Each of the satellite units served by our renal unit has an on-site nephrologist presence at least twice a week, offering clinic and ward referral services.