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Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa

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FRANCISCO KIDNEY & MEDICAL CENTRE

38 IRRAWADDY ROAD
MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA SPECIALIST CENTRE
#08 - 36/7/8/9 Singapore 329563
Phone: 66906818
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About Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa

Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa currently works at the Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital as a Nephrology Specialist and practices transplant immunology. His focus is in chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, general nephrology and acid-base, and electrolyte metabolic disorders. His past experiences include kidney transplantation, kidney dialysis, renal replacement therapies, dealing with hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diabetic kidney disease. As prevention is far better than cure, he also emphasises a comprehensive customised weight loss programme to deter metabolic chronic diseases such as diabetes and the complications that come with it.

Education

Dr Francisco has an international educational background- from the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he graduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine to achieving his postgraduate research studies under the Department of Immunology at the Imperial College London under Prof Sir Robert Lechler. He furthered his studies at the Royal London Hospital and Barts Hospital and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2007. The next year, he chose to venture to this side of the globe to resume his nephrology specialist training at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where he was hired as an associate consultant until 2013. For the next four years, he served in SGH as a consultant nephrologist with a focus in renal transplantation. He finally started his private practice under Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre mid-2018.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College London and the University of London, UK. 2005. Straight pass.
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians (London). 2007.
  • Master of Science in Immunology, Imperial College London and the University of London, UK. 1999. Distinction.
  • MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico. 1998. Honourable Mention.

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18 Jan 2019 | Report

Dr Francisco has been very patient and very attentive to my health and I felt very warm coming to him. 

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Good, helpful, and most cordial and careful

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Caring, patient and gives valuable feedbacks.

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14 Nov 2018 | Report

Very clear explanation and detailed diagnosis. Doc is very patient and thorough in his explanation of patient's condition. Also, Doc also provided detailes notes as record for the diagnosis. Very good follow up as well.

Barry B
29 Oct 2018 | Report

Good feedback with customized consultation.

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When Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys And How Do You Manage It?
When Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys And How Do You Manage It?

People with diabetes have a greater risk of developing other chronic problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet, and nerves. 

Amongst all, your kidneys are especially vulnerable. If you don't control your blood sugar levels well, it can ultimately lead to kidney failure. 

Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa, who specialises in treating chronic kidney diseases, explains how diabetes can cause kidney failure and what you can do about it.

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How Long Does Swelling From IV Fluids Last? A Kidney Specialist Breaks It Down For You

Patients at hospitals are often put on IV drips. This liquid treatment (also known as intravenous therapy IV) involves the delivering of liquid substances directly into a vein.

However, many people often experience swelling from IV fluids and aren't sure why.

A DoctorxDentist reader who was recently discharged from the hospital realised that her hands, arms, feet and thighs had all noticeably swollen up after being put on IV drips. 

She wanted to know how long it would take the swelling to subside. Nephrologist, Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa, responded to her question and shared some important information.

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You Can Still Maintain An Almost Normal Lifestyle Even If You Need Kidney Dialysis, Says This Nephrologist
You Can Still Maintain An Almost Normal Lifestyle Even If You Need Kidney Dialysis, Says This Nephrologist

Every day, your kidneys filter approximately 180 litres of blood that is output by your heart. Waste and extra fluid are removed from your body, leaving a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals. 

Considering the fact that you have 7 to 8 litres of blood in your body, your entire blood volume gets filtered almost 20 to 25 times per day!

Your kidneys also produce hormones that regulate your blood pressure and red blood production. This keeps your bones strong and healthy.

In essence, having healthy kidneys are super vital to good health! Therefore, it's no surprise that kidney issues may potentially lead to some pretty serious conditions. 

DoctorxDentist invited Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa, an accredited specialist nephrologist, to host a DoctorxDentist Session on kidney dialysis. He treats patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. 

Here are the most important things you should know about your kidneys. 

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Meet Dr Francisco, an experienced nephrologist and transplant immunologist. He specialises in the treatment of any kidney related problems and how our immune system contributes to diseases. He was trained in the largest hospital in Singapore and has more than 10 years of experience in this field. 

To him, nephrology focuses on a very unique part of the body. He likens it to an army that protects our bodies against infection and cancers. Many diseases don't just affect the kidneys, but the whole immune system of the body.

Watch the video to get to know more about him, and find out what's his motto in life. 

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Ask Dr Francisco: Kidney Dialysis
Ask Dr Francisco: Kidney Dialysis

When your kidneys fail, your body is unable to naturally eliminate waste and unwanted water from your blood. Dialysis is an artificial way of removing these substances from the body. There are two different technologies (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) used to achieve this. 

However, dialysis does not cure your kidney disease. You will need to have dialysis treatments for your whole life unless you are able to get a kidney transplant. 

To learn more about kidney dialysis, join Dr Francisco, an experienced nephrologist as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions on kidney issues. 

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Hi, When there is discoloration of urine it is ideal to figure out if that could be a normal response to dehydration, when the urine is more concentrated and either dark yellow or almost brown. If this indeed happens when you do not drink sufficient water, just try to hydrate yourself better....
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Hi, Here's the summarised answer to your concerns: First and foremost, diabetes is a common cause of protein leaking in the urine, hence, it's important to rule this out as a cause. Regarding the exact treatment of protein leaking in the urine, this will depend mainly on t...
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Hi, Please let me define first what chronic kidney disease and renal failure are. Chronic kidney disease is the consequence of many different disorders and diseases in the kidneys. Chronic kidney disease results in progressive damage, which eventually impairs all the functions...
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Hi, I am sure anyone would be worried after your experience. First of all, it is possible it was already in the toilet bowl, especially if: 1. you could see it with your naked eye and 2. you have no urinary symptoms However, it is also possible that the organism could...
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Hi, Malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease Patients with chronic kidney disease can suffer from malnutrition, especially when the disease progresses to more advanced stages. Nutritional status can be worse in patients with: other conditions like diabe...
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Hi, I am sorry to hear that your grandmother has diabetes and she is at risk of developing diabetic kidney disease (aka diabetic nephropathy); which means diabetes affecting the kidney, damaging it and potentially leading to kidney failure. In fact, diabetes is the most common ca...
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Hi, Intravenous fluids play an important role in the management of many patients, especially if they are (1) dehydrated or not drinking well; (2) losing bodily fluids rapidly, eg through vomiting, diarrhoea, high fever or certain kidney diseases or other medical problems; (3) sho...
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Hi, Choosing between peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis can be a difficult decision because there are many factors to consider and it is a significant event in patient’s life. There are patients who have medical contraindications for one therapy or for the other and ...
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Hi, Kidney transplantation can prolong and improve the lives of patients with kidney failure, in comparison to their outlook if remaining on dialysis forever. Kidney transplantation can also give patients a better quality of life by allowing them to regain their freedom to do ma...
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Hi, Peritoneal dialysis is regarded as a self-care therapy, that is, you do it by yourself, after being trained, contrary to haemodialysis, in which typically the nurses do all the procedures and steps for you. The fact that you do peritoneal dialysis by yourself gives you ce...
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