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Appointments and Specialities

Nephrology is a medical specialty available at Joaquim Chaves Saúde medical units and is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract diseases, especially kidney conditions, and systemic diseases that cause kidney lesions, in all age groups.

Below are main competences of the nephrologist:

  • Prevention of kidney diseases and its complications

  • Diagnosis and treatment of systemic diseases that affect the kidney: diabetes, hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis

  • Diagnosis and treatment of primary kidney diseases: IgA nephropathy

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hereditary/family kidney diseases: autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

  • Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections

  • Diagnosis and treatment of complications deriving from acute and chronic kidney disease

It is also the nephrologist’s responsibility to prescribe therapeutic techniques such as haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as the study and accompaniment of patients candidate or submitted to kidney transplant.

Often, the nephrologist recurs to analytical tests for the diagnosis and vigilance of kidney diseases which include: creatinine, urea, uric acid, sodium and potassium assays, urine tests and image exams such as a kidney ultrasound.

This specialty interacts with other specialties, namely Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Urology, amongst others. At JCS units we have different specialization areas within Nephrology - Pediatrics Nephrology, for instance.


Nephrology Appointment

Health Units

Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos

Clínica de Miraflores

Clínica de Sintra


Cristina Jorge

Filipa Mussungo

Maria Helena Pinto Boquinhas

Other Specialties