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Kidney Failure Treatment

Nephrology

Synopsis

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.

Department:

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.

When do you need to consult with a Nephrologist?

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should ideally consult with a nephrologist:

  • Pain or discomfort in the lower back, left or right side
  • Discomfort while passing urine or inability to pass urine
  • Frequency of passing urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet
  • Nausea, fatigue or drowsiness

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.

Specialized Services Offered:

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:

Outpatient Department

  • Nephrotic syndrome (adult and paediatric)
  • General Care
  • Calculus (stone) kidney disease
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Hypertensive kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Diabetes nephropathy (kidney complications due to diabetes)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Acute kidney injury/disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Screening for early stages of kidney disease, for high – risk individuals (unexplained edoema, young hypertensive, proteinuria, family history of kidney disorders, long duration diabetes)

Inpatient Department

  • Critical care - ICU
  • Treatment of kidney ailments that require monitoring and frequent assessment
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Supportive services including – Radiology (MRI, CT scan, Kidney Doppler, USG, MCU), dietary services and counselling.

Procedures Conducted at Aster Hospitals:

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.

Why Choose Aster Hospitals?

As already mentioned, apart from boasting world-class treatment procedures and methods, Aster offers the following unique services too.

  • A Holistic approach: Aster Hospitals’ long history of pioneering medical research means patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures. Our nephrologists are constantly thriving to improve diagnosis, therapies and treatment procedures for our patients.
  • Collaborative Care: The kidney specialists at Aster Hospitals work as a unified, multidisciplinary team of doctors and healthcare professionals who provide personalised care and attention to each patient. Their knowledge and expertise in the field is undoubtedly unmatched.
  • Focus is on you: Having all the expertise under one roof means that you have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary diagnostic team and are monitored by an entire team of specialists. Your test results are available quickly, and appointments are scheduled on time so that no time is wasted getting you back on the healthy track.