Kidney Specialists PLLC
Kidney Specialists PLLC

What is the difference between a Nephrologist and a Urologist?

If you are not sure what the difference is between a nephrologist and urologist, you are not alone. Many people are unsure of the difference between the two. This makes it difficult to know which of these medical professionals to call when you have a problem. In reality, these doctors' paths cross quite often and, depending on the problem, it is possible that you will need a nephrologist, a urologist or both.


The Difference

  • Nephrologists focus on how the kidneys work and evaluate the function of the kidneys. Urologists are more concerned with anatomical kidney problems and deal with the rest of the urinary tract including the ureters, bladder, urethra and prostate as well.

  • Unlike urologists, nephrologists do not perform surgery.

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1004 Sushruta Drive

Suite A

Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone (304) 449-3778



480 W. Jubal Early Drive

Suite 200

Winchester, VA 22601

Phone (540) 313-6563



821 S. King Street

Suite L

Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone (703) 722-1500





Fax (304) 449-3777

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Modays: 11am - 3pm

Tuesdays - Thursday: 8:30am to 12:30pm



Thursdays: 8am - 5pm

Appointments on the other days of the week or late evenings are available


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