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Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa is a nephrologist (renal physician) and transplant immunologist practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. He specialises in treating chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, general nephrology and acid-base and electrolyte metabolic disorders, and is experienced in kidney transplantation, kidney dialysis and renal replacement therapies

Dr Francisco graduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1998. He went to the United Kingdom to pursue his postgraduate research studies at the Imperial College London, Department of Immunology, under the mentorship of Prof Sir Robert Lechler. He was awarded a distinction for his Master of Science (Immunology) in 1999 and granted a straight-pass on his PhD thesis, ‘Transplantation Tolerance and Immunoregulation’ in 2005. During his PhD studies, he made a significant contribution to the description of a novel pathway in immunology.

Subsequently, Dr Francisco underwent further medical training at the Royal London Hospital and Barts Hospital, and obtained his Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2007. He relocated to Singapore in 2008 and continued his specialist training in nephrology at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He worked as an associate consultant until 2013. From 2013 to 2017, he worked in SGH as a consultant nephrologist with subspecialty in renal transplantation.

During his service in SGH, Dr Francisco successfully obtained a few institutional research grants and participated in numerous research projects related to the immune mechanisms underlying kidney transplant rejection and kidney dialysis, as well as the discovery of novel biomarkers. He has had extensive collaborations with several research groups in Singapore, including the Department of Pathology in SGH, the SingHealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre, the Singapore Immunology Network and the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Dr Francisco has several international publications and has been invited for several oral presentations in different countries including the UK, Mexico, Switzerland, Malaysia, Spain and Singapore. Dr Francisco has vast teaching experience and has taught on immunology-related topics, renal transplantation, renal histopathology and evidence-based medicine. He was also an active moderator of research meetings and guided juniors in the study of their projects.

To Dr Francisco, the quality of care as well as the patient’s experience and satisfaction are of utmost importance. A sincere and empathetic approach to patient care has been his guiding principle and the patient’s interests have been his top priority.

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  • MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
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  • Master of Science in Immunology, Imperial College London and the University of London, UK
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14 Nov 2018

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.

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23 Oct 2018
A friendly face with a great smile. Dr. Francisco is such a wonderful doctor. He takes such great care of me. He is very polite and makes me feel that I am in a very capable hands. He is very patient oriented. A peoples man. He goes beyond miles to help and make sure I am well at al...
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31 Aug 2018
I have been there for emergency service as i’ve had a hard time to pee and almost undergo dialysis. I’ve received excellent, professional care delivered with kindness. My kidney functions improves after the treatment - thankfully! I highly recommend Dr Francisco. ...
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Meet The Expert - Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa

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

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, 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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Hi, Not all patients with chronic kidney disease eventually need to undergo dialysis. Chronic kidney disease encompasses different disorders of the kidney. To mention some: diabetes, high blood pressure, different types of inflammation of the kidneys, allergies, urine flow pro...
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Hi, Pain is the main concern of patients opting for or considering haemodialysis. Indeed, the needle insertion can be painful. We can use creams with a painkiller to be applied on the area for needling beforehand to reduce the pain. Once the needle is in place, typically is no...
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Hi, Progressive and severe injury to the kidneys can cause permanent and irreparable damage to the kidneys, leading to total kidney failure. If total kidney failure is confirmed by your doctor, dialysis will be needed for life. Alternatively, a kidney transplant is another option...
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Hi, Thank you for your question. Indeed, reaching total kidney failure and needing dialysis is a big event with a significant impact in your life, requiring in occasions huge modifications in your lifestyle. It can get in the middle of your work life (especially if you have a ...
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Hi, Thank you for your question. The fees charged will depend whether you are doing it privately or obtaining government subsidies. For example, the fees for haemodialysis in the private sector can range from 200-500 dollars per session, depending if it is a satellite basic...
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Hi, Thank you for your question. Age is one of the factors determining the type of dialysis, but more important than age, in my experience, it is the fitness, fragility, frailty, nutrition and mobility of the patient what matters the most; either due to age or the impact that ...
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Hi, Thank you for your question. Chronic kidney disease includes different types of diseases of the kidneys, like diabetes, high blood pressure, different types of inflammation of the kidneys, allergies, urine flow problems, rare diseases, recurrent infections, etc. So, the tr...
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