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In Kidney Center Varna all types of kidney diseases and related complications are diagnosed, treated and prevented.
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In Kidney Center Varna all types of kidney diseases and related complications are diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Examination by a Nephrologist

Our team of specialists carries out physical examinations of patients with all types of kidney disease. Patients are interviewed during examinations in order to determine their symptoms related to the kidneys, urinary tracts and the entire excretory system. Ultrasound scans are conducted where necessary. Laboratory tests are ordered. Treatment and dietary regimen are prescribed. Functional tests to determine renal function and type of renal impairment may also be required in some cases.

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is a treatment replacing renal function. It is used when the patient’s kidneys no longer work. Hemodialysis takes place outside the body with blood circulated through a semi-permeable membrane separating wastes and excess liquids. Dialysis is performed several times a week as prescribed by your doctor, each procedure lasts about 4 hours.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment that replaces the renal function and maintains the residual renal function. Peritoneal dialysis takes place inside the body. Wastes and excess liquids are filtered through the peritoneum – a thin elastic membrane lining the abdominal cavity and internal organs, which has a very rich blood supply. This treatment preserves residual renal function and urine production. It is usually carried out at the patient’s home.

Individual Treatment Plan

An individual treatment plan is prepared for each patient according to their health condition. Using a personalized therapeutic approach ensures optimal treatment for each stage of the disease.

Kidney and Abdominal Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan displays in real time the kidneys, urinary tract, bladder, prostate and other internal organs. Insight is gained into changes in their form, structure and function. The examination is painless and safe for the patient. Other imaging studies, such as X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, are ordered where necessary.

Kidney Doppler Ultrasound

A kidney Doppler examination is a specialized ultrasound examination of the blood vessels. Pulsations and blood flow velocity in the arteries and veins are represented graphically and audibly. The examination is used to assess impaired blood supply in tissues, active autoimmune processes and acute renal transplant rejection.

Uroflowmetry

Uroflowmetry is a non-invasive, painless and safe examination of urine flow used to determine the volume of excreted urine over a given time and the flow rate. The method provides information about the function of the lower urinary tract (urethra and bladder). Uroflowmetry is also used in cases of prostate size change.

Medical Documentation Analysis

The nephrologist performs an evaluation of laboratory test results and presented medical reports and documentation. The approach is used for patients with reduced mobility as well as patients requesting a second opinion from a nephrologist.

Examination by a Nephrologist

Our team of specialists carries out physical examinations of patients with all types of kidney disease. Patients are interviewed during examinations in order to determine their symptoms related to the kidneys, urinary tracts and the entire excretory system. Ultrasound scans are conducted where necessary. Laboratory tests are ordered. Treatment and dietary regimen are prescribed. Functional tests to determine renal function and type of renal impairment may also be required in some cases.

Hemodialysis

Haemodialysis is a treatment replacing renal function. It is used when the patient’s kidneys no longer work. Haemodialysis takes place outside the body with blood circulated through a semi-permeable membrane separating wastes and excess liquids. Haemodialysis is carried out at the Kidney Center three times per week for four hours.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment that replaces the renal function and maintains the residual renal function. Peritoneal dialysis takes place inside the body. Wastes and excess liquids are filtered through the peritoneum – a thin elastic membrane lining the abdominal cavity and internal organs, which has a very rich blood supply. This treatment preserves residual renal function and urine production. It is usually carried out at the patient's home.

Individual Treatment Plan

An individual treatment plan is prepared for each patient according to their health condition. Using a personalized therapeutic approach ensures optimal treatment for each stage of the disease.

Kidney and Abdominal Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan displays in real time the kidneys, urinary tract, bladder, prostate and other internal organs. Insight is gained into changes in their form, structure and function. The examination is painless and safe for the patient. Other imaging studies, such as X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, are ordered where necessary.

Kidney Doppler Ultrasound

A kidney Doppler examination is a specialized ultrasound examination of the blood vessels. Pulsations and blood flow velocity in the arteries and veins are represented graphically and audibly. The examination is used to assess impaired blood supply in tissues, active autoimmune processes and acute renal transplant rejection.

Uroflowmetry

Uroflowmetry is a non-invasive, painless and safe examination of urine flow used to determine the volume of excreted urine over a given time and the flow rate. The method provides information about the function of the lower urinary tract (urethra and bladder). Uroflowmetry is also used in cases of prostate size change.

Medical Documentation Analysis

The nephrologist performs an evaluation of laboratory test results and presented medical reports and documentation. The approach is used for patients with reduced mobility as well as patients requesting a second opinion from a nephrologist.

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About Us

Prof. Valentin Ikonomov and his team perform diagnostics and treatment of all types of kidney disease and commonly related complications such as high blood pressure, diabetic kidney disease, high blood fat, anemia, gout, proteinuria, bone disease, metabolic disorders and kidney failure. Nephrologists at the Kidney Center use modern imaging studies and laboratory diagnostics to determine accurately each patient’s condition. Individual treatment plans aimed at avoiding and delaying disease complications are developed in cooperation with the patient. Patients with every stages of chronic kidney disease are treated at the Kidney Center. Renal replacement therapy with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is performed in patients with end-stage renal disease. The center has the highest modern level of technical equipment.

Team

Physician, specialist in nephrology and internal medicine, with many years of experience

Dr. Nikolova graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Thracian University, Stara Zagora

Graduated from Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” Varna in 2019.

Free transport

Kidney Center Varna offers free transport to its patients for hemodialysis treatment in Varna.

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Kidney Center Varna offers complimentary transport to its patients for hemodialysis treatment in Varna.

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Complimentary transport

Kidney Center Varna offers complimentary transport to its patients for hemodialysis treatment in Varna.

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Complimentary transport

Kidney Center Varna offers complimentary transport to its patients for hemodialysis treatment in Varna.

Telephone: 052 600 002 E-mail: office@kidneycenterbg.com

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FAQ

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1. How to book an appointment for a medical examination?
The medical examination at the center is conducted only with booked appointments so that the medical team has the necessary time to take care of each patient. Please call 052 / 600 002, to book an appointment.
2. What documents do I need for the medical examination?
It is recommended that you carry an ID card, passport or other proof of identity so that our team can correctly fill in the medical documentation. Should you have documents from previous medical examinations, laboratory results, hospital visits etc., please have those ready. Chronologically sorted documents will be appreciated by our medical team.
3. How should I prepare for the medical examination with a nephrologist?
Generally, there is no special preparation necessary for a nephrological examination. Still, please note the following general guidelines: • It is recommended that the day before examination you do not eat food that generates a lot of gases (like beans, lentils etc.). In case of ultrasound examination of the abdomen build-up gases obstruct the image and make diagnostics more difficult. • It is helpful to begin the examination with a full bladder. This facilitates ultrasound diagnostics and, if necessary, allows for measurement of residual urine.
4. I booked an appointment, but I don’t have any laboratory results?
• When you face kidney problems for the first time it might be that you don’t have any results from laboratory tests and don’t even know which laboratory tests to do. You can always come to the booked medical examination without test results. During the examination and depending on your physical condition the doctor will prepare a custom list of laboratory and other tests which you can do. • You can also turn to your family doctor (general practitioner), who will advise you on a list of common laboratory tests to prepare for a specialized medical examination by a nephrologist. Many key laboratory results will be ready within a day. • If you are visiting a nephrologist regularly, to keep track of a specific and already diagnosed medical condition, you can have a look at the medical documentation from your last check-up and redo the same laboratory tests for the upcoming appointment.
5. What is hemodialysis?
As some diseases advance they have an irreversible impact on the kidneys and they can no longer adequately fulfil the function of excreting different waste products from the human body. Hemodialysis is a treatment method, which to a large extend replaces the kidney function and sustains the patient’s life. During the treatment a portion of the patient’s blood is taken out of the body, cleared from toxins and other waste products in a complex dialysis filter and then returned to the patient. The procedure is usually done three or four times per week at the dialysis center.
6. What is peritoneal dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment method, which similar to hemodialysis, replaces or supports the residual function of the kidneys. The filtering of blood takes place inside the patient’s body through the lining of the abdomen or belly. The procedure is done at home after thorough training at the dialysis center. On a daily basis and depending on the doctor’s prescription, the patient infuses a specific amount of special dialysis fluid into the belly which pulls out toxins and excess water from the body. After several hours inside the body, the dialysis fluid is drained and replaced. In this manner the clearance of toxins takes place without interruption throughout the day. The patient visits the dialysis center usually once a month for a routine medical examination and peritoneal dialysis consumables. Additionally, patients can always contact the medical team at the dialysis center in case of questions, complications and problems.

Contacts

Kidney Center, Varna

6 Bratya Shkorpil str.

office@kidneycenterbg.com
052 600 002