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Dr Kannaiyan Rabindranath - Nephrologist

Private Service, Nephrology


8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.


Dr Rabindranath has recently established the Waikato Kidney Clinic for private nephrology referrals. Dr Rabi has an interest in all aspects of renal and internal medicine as follows:

Renal: Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Urinary Abnormalities, Haematuria or Proteinuria, Renovascular Disease, Kidney Stone Disease, Transplantation. Nephrology insurance work & immigration medicals.

General Internal Medicine:  Dr Rabi has a keen interest in the management of patients with multiple complex general medical problems especially patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


What is Renal Medicine?
Renal medicine, or nephrology, is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of people with diseases and conditions of the kidneys.

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, found at the back of your abdominal cavity, that filter out wastes and excess fluid from your blood and excrete them as urine.

Renal medicine includes the urgent care of acutely ill patients as well as those with chronic illness who require long term care. A doctor who specialises in disorders of the kidneys is called a nephrologist. Conditions seen by a nephrologist may include:

• Acute renal failure – the sudden loss of kidney function
• Chronic, or long term, renal failure – gradual worsening of kidney function
• Haematuria – blood loss in the urine
• Proteinuria – protein loss in the urine
• Kidney stones
• Chronic or frequent urinary tract infections
• Hypertension – that has not responded to antihypertensive therapy.

Many kidney disorders may be treated with medications but if kidney function starts to fail and the condition becomes severe, dialysis (using a machine to filter the blood) and later, kidney transplantation, may be required.


Referral Expectations

Happy for patients to refer themselves or via a GP.


For charges please call for a consultation

Dr Rabi is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider


8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Sat8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Urgent appointments available. Email to book an appointment at: or call 021494313

Common Conditions

  • Kidney Failure

    This is when a patient’s kidneys are unable to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood.… More

  • Kidney Stones

    This term refers to stones in the urinary system. They form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system.… More

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    A UTI is caused by an infection in the urinary tract.… More

Contact Details

31 Pembroke Street, Hamilton


8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

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49 Fraser Street, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 3:54PM on March 31, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Kannaiyan Rabindranath - Nephrologist.