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Nephrology 

The Department of Nephrology provides the spectrum of care for people with renal disorders throughout Victoria. Led by Associate Professor Robyn Langham, the team comprises specialist nurses, renal consultants, transplant and renal access surgeons, social work, mental health liaison support, dietician and nurse practitioners.

The renal care unit encompasses the following services.


5 specialist outpatient clinics caring for patients:

- O
n dialysis
- With renal impairment
- Choosing supportive treatment over dialysis
- P
ost-transplant and transplant work-up 
- N
eeding renal access


Kidney transplantation:
- D
eceased donor
- Live donor
- P
re-emptive transplant
- Post combined kidney pancreas
- O
utpatient clinic


Dialysis:

- I
n-centre and on-call acute 
- S
atellite (metropolitan and country)
- Home dialysis (peritoneal and home haemodialysis)
- Nocturnal


Supportive care:

- I
n partnership with Palliative Care
- P
roviding specialist care for patients who choose not to receive dialysis 


Award winning patient focused dialysis service:
- Nocturnal dialysis at St George's Health Service in Kew
  (2013 Healthcare Innovation in Excellence in person-centred care)


Partnership with country healthcare providers:

-
Shepparton, Kyabram, Sale, Warrnambool and Swan Hill
- M
entoring for nursing and medical staff
- Specialist clinics (renal access, transplantation)
- C
omplex patient care needs

Other initiatives:

- Research: Pexivas, SHARP-ER, Dialysis Optimal Health Program

- Nurse practitioners: Two nurse practitioners caring for satellite 
  (metropolitan and rural) dialysis patients

- Pre-dialysis education: In-home education, group sessions both
   metropolitan and country, Telehealth

- Surgical services: Renal access (elective and urgent), transplantation

- Social work: Support in acute and outpatient setting and over the phone

- Dietician: Support in acute setting, outpatient clinic, on commencement
   of dialysis and over the phone.

 

 

Senior staff

 

 

A/Prof Robyn Langham

Director of Nephrology

Tel: 9231 3112

Dr Hilton Gock

Nephrologist

 

Dr Doreen Fang

Nephrologist

 

A/Prof David Goodman

Nephrologist

 

Dr John Katsoulis

Nephrologist

 

Dr Petrova Lee

Nephrologist

 

Dr Marc Lanteri

Nephrologist

 

Dr Grant Flanagan

Nephrologist

 

Dr Veena Roberts

Nephrologist

 

Dr Sven Jean Tan

Nephrologist

 

Mr Ian Michell

Transplant Surgeon

 

  

Enquiries:

Clinic times

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211