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Dr. Adriana Cano

Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

Dr. Adriana Cano is a top Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) in Dallas, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Adriana Cano is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Adriana Cano is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Adriana Cano is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Dallas, TX, Dr. Adriana Cano is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Adriana Cano
  • Dallas, TX
  • MD at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Accepting new patients

Can high blood pressure along with kidney disease become critical?

She has stage 5 chronic kidney disease and is very close to needing dialysis for survival. She needs to decide if she will accept dialysis and choose the type of dialysis she wants. READ MORE
She has stage 5 chronic kidney disease and is very close to needing dialysis for survival. She needs to decide if she will accept dialysis and choose the type of dialysis she wants. Other alternative is renal transplant which requires extensive evaluation to determine is she is a candidate for and takes a few months to complete, then if listed may take up to 7-8 yrs to receive. Last is conservative management which means she has limited survival and received symptomatic and supportive treatment.

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For a kidney stone, is stent the only recommended option?

The size of the stone really means there is likely surgical intervention indicated. Management of kidney stones depends on stone size, composition and location of stone and every READ MORE
The size of the stone really means there is likely surgical intervention indicated.
Management of kidney stones depends on stone size, composition and location of stone and every case needs to be assessed individually. For a stone that big a stent is not uncommonly recommended. The stone is fragmented with ultrasound waves and the stone fragments then pass into the bladder and then out but they may get stuck. A stent makes passage easier.

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Can a person with just 20% kidney function survive without a dialysis?

A patient can survive with 20% kidney function if the kidney function is stable (no further decline) and if the patient is receiving supportive care to keep complications of kidney READ MORE
A patient can survive with 20% kidney function if the kidney function is stable (no further decline) and if the patient is receiving supportive care to keep complications of kidney dysfunction compensated.

Most patients continue to decline and require dialysis for survival. A patient needs to be prepared to do dialysis when the time comes and preparation takes time. Prepared patients do better in terms of quality of life and survival; that is the reason to discuss and prepare for dialysis

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Is there an alternative to dialysis in case of kidney patients?

For chronic kidney disease slowly progressing to end stage kidney disease there are only 2 treatments available that preserve life at this point in time. Dialysis and renal transplantation. READ MORE
For chronic kidney disease slowly progressing to end stage kidney disease there are only 2 treatments available that preserve life at this point in time. Dialysis and renal transplantation. There are 2 forms of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Renal transplantation is an alternative that requires a thorough pre transplant evaluation and not everyone is a suitable candidate. Specifics of these treatments should be discussed on individual basis with the patient’s nephrologist.
If a person does not wish to receive dialysis the only other alternative is conservative support until the patient reaches the point where she/he needs hospice care and comfort measures.

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