Nephrology is that branch of medicine that deals with the complete functioning of the kidneys. It includes the diagnosis, treatment and care of the kidneys in both children and adults. The kidneys are an integral part of the body and are responsible for the regulation of metabolism, urine health and the renal system. The department covers the overall performance of the kidneys, kidney health as well as the treatment of kidney disease. It includes the regulation of diet and prescription of medication as well as renal replacement therapy. At Aster Hospitals, you can consult with kidney specialists and get the best treatment.
As stated earlier, this particular department deals with the kidney failure treatment in adults as well as children and also covers the study of kidney problems, their treatment, normal kidney function, and renal replacement therapy which includes kidney transplants and dialysis. At Aster Hospitals, you can get state-of-the-art kidney care and treatment that uses the best technology and equipment.
The department is dedicated to providing only the best medical care to those patients diagnosed with acute and chronic kidney failure. Our highly-experienced team of kidney doctors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and care of the following kidney disorders, including electrolyte disturbances; hypertension; chronic kidney disease; haematuria; proteinuria; and kidney stones, care following kidney transplant, urinary tract infections and more.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should ideally consult with a nephrologist:
Furthermore, the departmental infrastructure at Aster has all the capacity to handle the care of those patients requiring renal replacement therapy; including dialysis and renal transplant patients. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access only to the highest quality healthcare at a centre that they can trust.
The department at Aster is well-equipped with a team of highly-skilled doctors and equipment for treatment. It provides the following treatments and services:
Haemodialysis – Outpatient and Inpatient – A treatment to filter any wastes and excess water from the blood. This is what the kidneys would do normally, if they were healthy.
Automated kidney biopsy – USG guided – Also known as a renal biopsy, it is similar to a regular biopsy to check for malignancy in the kidney/s.
Peritoneal catheter insertion – A slightly invasive procedure that uses local or general anaesthesia as well as prophylactic antibiotics.
Insertion of a temporary and tunnelled catheter giving vascular access for haemodialysis.
As already mentioned, apart from boasting world-class treatment procedures and methods, Aster offers the following unique services too.