Nephrology

Nephrology

The Kidney is one of the critical organs of our body. A healthy Kidney is of paramount importance to maintain good health. Kidneys perform the task of removing waste and toxic substances from our bodies.

Nephrology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Kidney Diseases. The medical professional who specialises in treating Kidney disorders is called a Nephrologist. Usually, people with high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, heart diseases and a family history of kidney problems are more likely to suffer from Kidney disorders. Commonly observed problems are Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). These conditions need immediate attention from a Nephrologist.

Our Department

The Department of Nephrology at Prakriya Hospitals in Bangalore has a proven track record of treating some of the most complex cases related to Kidneys. The hospital is equipped with the most modern, technology-driven diagnostic equipment that helps in quick and accurate diagnosis. When it comes to creating awareness, prevention and treatment of Kidney Diseases, Prakriya Hospitals has some of the best Nephrologists who are well versed in using high-end medical software to treat high-risk cases. Some of the treatments offered and conditions treated at the hospital include,
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Acute Kidney Injury
We ensure that the highest quality of care is being delivered to those who seek treatment at Prakriya Hospitals.

Services

Renal Transplant
Renal transplant or Kidney Transplant is a surgical procedure where a healthy Kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed into the patient whose kidneys no longer function properly. This stage is called as End Stage Kidney Failure. Prior to taking up this procedure, the patient is subjected to a number of medical tests, to ascertain their fitness levels to take up the surgery. These include blood tests, a thorough physical exam and certain other imaging tests like MRI and X-Ray. Our Renal Transplant team is a good mix of Nephrologists, Urologists, and Cardiologists who work closely to ensure a successful transplant process. Prakriya Hospitals has seen high success rates in Renal Transplants and is therefore preferred by patients despite the complexity of the procedure.

Haemodialysis
Haemodialysis is a common heard of procedure that is recommended by Nephrologists on patients with Acute Kidney Failure or Chronic Kidney Disease. The other option is a Renal Transplant. The process might require multiple sittings depending upon the severity of the condition. A sophisticated machine called the Haemodialysis Machine is used during this procedure. This machine is fitted with a filter called a Dialyzer which cleans the blood and returns it to the body. Haemodialysis is a day care procedure and the patient can get back home after the process is complete. Before the procedure, our seasoned Nephrologists will discuss the complete treatment with the patient and family. Prakriya Hospital has a well-designed Haemodialysis centre with top priority given to hygiene and safety of the patient.

Plasmapheresis
This is a procedure is suggested to patients who are very sick with some specific kidney diseases. Plasmapheresis is performed in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital under careful observation. In this procedure, large quantities of plasma are removed from a patient and replaced with fresh frozen plasma, albumin or saline. This procedure makes use of a plasma filter. Haemodialysis machines with the blood pump are also used during this procedure. Looking into the complexity of the procedure, Nephrologists at Prakriya Hospitals adopt a systematic preparation program right from certifying a patient fit for the surgery till post-surgery rehabilitation process. Our compassionate doctors make the patient feel absolutely comfortable at every stage of the treatment.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Chandrashekar
MBBS,DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery Consultant Urologist
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