Kidney Biopsy Procedure: What is a kidney biopsy, what is learned from a kidney biopsy, and more
Episode 172: Kidney Biopsy Procedure: What is a kidney biopsy, what is learned from a kidney biopsy, and more. A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of kidney tissue that can be examined under a microscope for signs of damage or disease. A Nephrologist may recommend a kidney biopsy — also called renal biopsy — to diagnose a suspected kidney problem. It may also be used to see how serious a kidney condition is, or to monitor treatment for kidney disease. You may also need a kidney biopsy if you've had a kidney transplant that's not working properly. Dr. Qasim Butt walks through understanding a kidney biopsy procedure, why they are important, what can be learned from them, and answers your questions.
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Dr. Qasim Butt is a highly skilled and well-rounded physician that serves the San Antonio area. He not only practices clinical nephrology but is also a certified interventional nephrologist able to handle all issues related to dialysis access (fistulas, graft, catheters, etc.). He is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled interventional nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.