The department of Nephrology is dedicated to the understanding of Kidney diseases, their development, progression, treatment and prevention. We are a major tertiary care center who provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for kidney diseases at any stage, the services being par with international standards. Our highly dedicated team of experts in Nephrology provides holistic kidney care that is well supported by other paramedical departments. The faculty is at the forefront of patient care in the field of kidney diseases. Pursuit of excellence in patient care through the improvement of the understanding of disease processes and the development of new strategies in the treatment of individuals with kidney disease is our primary goal.
MGM hospital has one of the city’s largest dialysis unit, with the latest technology, that provides all types of dialysis. Utmost care is given to quality with well trained and compassionate staff. A state of the art water purification plant along with regular tests ensures a continuous supply of ultra-pure water for dialysis. Our hospital is equipped with a Haemodialysis unit of international standards. We also have a vibrant kidney transplant program to rehabilitate patients with advanced kidney failure. We offer a dedicated transplant ward with nurses trained to provide the best post-transplant care. The entire transplant team is well trained with work experience in India as well as various other countries. Our Pediatric Nephrology team works closely with the paediatric urologist in medical care of our little patients to offer a full range of inpatient and OPD renal services including diagnostic support for complex prenatal urological malformation and management of renal diseases and hypertension. Some common paediatricnephrological problems are:
Some procedures done in the nephrology department are haemodylasis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation, CRRT, kidney biopsy etc.
We offer both inpatient and OPD care to all nephrology patients round the clock. This includes counseling, management of kidney disorders, procedures and the support of systems affected by kidney diseases. Outpatient nephrology services are targeted towards detection and treatment including kidney biopsy. Services for kidney biopsies, management of conditions like nephrotic syndrome with relapses, nephritis, blood in the urine dialysis, Dialysis for acute kidney failure (Peritoneal, Haemodialysis), Dialysis for chronic (end stage kidney disease) (Haemodialysis), kidney biopsies, insertion of dialysis catheters, Detection and management of conditions like Renal tubular acidosis, bartteries syndrome, Management of kidney function in conditions like posterior urethral valves, cysts in the kidneys, Daytime/Night wetting, Counseling and management for kidney abnormalities seen on antenatal ultrasound (ultrasound done in pregnancy), Diagnosis & detection of cause and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) in children are all available under one roof. It is a close knit, which includes highly specialized Nephrologist, Urologist.
KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR KIDNEY:
|Q: What are the causes of and who are at a risk for chronic kidney diseases?
|The two major causes of CKD are Hypertension (high BP) and Diabetes mellitus. You are at an increased risk for developing CKD if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or a family of chronic kidney disease.|
|Q:What are the symptoms of chronic kidney diseases?
|Most people with early CKD have no symptoms. As the Disease progresses, following symptoms may appear:|
|• Swelling over face, legs or entire body|
|• Urinary abnormalities like red colored urine, burning while passing urine, decreased urine output, increased frequency of urine especially at bedtime|
|• Shortness of breath|
|• Pain in flanks or in the groin|
|• Unexplained loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting|
|• Weakness, fatigue, bone pains|
|Q: Are kidney diseases curable?
|Yes, many of the kidney diseases are curable and many are treatable.|
|• Acute renal failure: Kidney failure appearing over hours to days, if managed in time can be completely cured.|
|• Chronic renal failure: Chronic kidney diseases common causes in India are Glomerular nephritis, diabetes, and hypertension. If kidney involvement is managed appropriately, advanced failure can be either avoided or delayed.|
|• Nephrotic/Nephritic Syndromes: Many of these can be cured.|
|• UTIs and UT stones can be treated and recurrence avoided.|
|Q:How can we screen for chronic kidney diseases?
|Simple tests to Screen for Kidney Disease:|
|• Check BP|
|• Urine Routine|
|• Urine for Micro albumin. Micro albumin in urine in an early sign of CKD|
|• Blood test for Serum Creatinine: Creatinine is a waste product derived from muscles. Serum Creatinine test is used to calculate the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) which gives an accurate indication of Kidney function.|
|Q:What are some healthy measures to adopt to decrease chances of getting a chronic kidney disease?
|o Eat a balanced diet|
|• Exercise regularly|
|• Keep weight in check|
|• Stop smoking|
|• Monitor Cholesterol levels|
|• Annual physical examination|