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Adrian Sequeira, M.D. – Nephrologist

Adrian Sequeira, M.D. – Nephrologist


Medical school was done back home in
India in Bangalore. The name of the medical institution is St. John’s
Medical College. I graduated from med school in 1996 following that I went to
a residency program at the coastal by medical college and i graduated from my
residency in 1999. Nephrology is the science of the kidneys.
One
modality that we have is kidney transplant. That to me is the most
exciting part about nephrology. I can give them a second chance. The transplant center is a
willis-knighton north and it is basically a multidisciplinary team and
by that I mean we have four transplant nephrologists that are well trained from
the best standards in this country. We have a transplant nephrologist Dr.
Singh . The rest of us are interventional nephrologist and I specifically come to
the transplant center because I love transplant. Besides this we have a whole
team of nurses. We have dietitians. We have financial advisors and social
workers who also assist us in this endeavor of providing the kidney
transplant. Especially when it comes to
nephrology is interventional nephrology. What do I mean by interventional
nephrology? Just like you go to a cardiologist and he fixes things around
the heart and that cardiology is known as an interventional cardiologist.
We do the same thing when it comes to the access of our dialysis patients.
Access is a little is a big vein that they have on their arm to which they do
their dialysis sometimes these accesses don’t function so in the past the
surgeons would get involved and they would have to do surgery. Now we don’t
have to do that anymore. Through a small incision on your access, we can go in put
a balloon and fix things and that’s interventional nephrology. When you have kidney failure, it’s a
devastating illness to have. For the rest of your life, you’re committed to
dialysis but dialysis is not the only thing that you can do. One of the things
that we to do is sit with them and talk to them or all the other
processes that we can provide, so can we can help them with their illness.

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