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Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

Singapore 329563

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Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa is a nephrologist (renal physician) and transplant immunologist practising at Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre 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.

He also manages hypertension, dyslipidaemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetic kidney disease and has a holistic and personalised weight loss programme for the prevention of metabolic chronic diseases like diabetes and its complications, and for the improvement of health.

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. He worked temporarily as a visiting consultant in the National Kidney Foundation of Singapore in 2018. He opened his own private nephrology practice, Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre, in Singapore on 3 April 2018.

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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  • 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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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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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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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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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. 

DxD invited Dr Francisco, an accredited Specialist Nephrologist to host a DxD Session on kidney dialysis. He has a lot of experience in treating chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. 

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

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Meet The Expert - Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa

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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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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...
16 Jan 2019
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...
16 Jan 2019
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...
15 Jan 2019
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...
18 Jan 2019
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...
11 Jan 2019
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...
10 Jan 2019
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 ...
3 Nov 2018
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...
3 Nov 2018
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...
30 Oct 2018
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...
29 Oct 2018
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