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Nephrology

Overview

At Fortis Escorts Department for Nephrology, we are dedicated to understanding kidney diseases, their treatment, progression, development and prevention. The department focuses on providing comprehensive care across the wide range of kidney diseases. Our faculty is one of the leaders in patient care and research in the field of kidney diseases.The department's transplant facilities are designed to deliver best quality care and successful results even in ABO incompatible transplants. Our team of highly experienced doctors is known for their superior clinical skills and treats patients of all age groups. We have a renowned team of kidney transplant specialists, urologists, nephrologists and the technical expertise needed to overcome the challenges of this life saving procedure. We offer the latest facilities available in surgical procedures including advanced diagnostics, comprehensive pre-operative evaluation and dialysis support along with complete post-operative care to minimize chances of infection. Our primary focus is to achieve excellence in patient care through a better understanding of diseases and developing effective strategies in the treatment of patients with kidney disorders as well as to improve the overall health of the patient.

 

Sub-Specialties

Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis is a life-support treatment which includes the use of a special machine to eliminate waste and unwanted water from the blood. This helps in restoring the blood to a normal, healthy balance.

Medical Procedures in Dialysis:

  • Hemodialysis

    In this procedure, a machine filters salts, wastes and fluid from your blood when the kidneys are no longer functioning properly to do this work adequately. It is one of the most common ways to treat advanced kidney failure. Hemodialysis can help you live an active life despite your kidneys not functioning competently. It requires you to follow a proper regime, take medications regularly, abide by the strict treatment schedule and usually, make changes in your diet.

  • Peritoneal dialysis

    Peritoneal dialysis involves blood vessels in your abdominal lining (peritoneum) fill in for your kidneys, with the help of a fluid called dialysate that flows in the peritoneal space.

Medical Procedures

  • Blood urea nitrogen
    It reveals information about the health of kidneys and liver and how well they are functioning. A BUN test is done to calculate the percentage of urea nitrogen in your blood.
  • Creatinine Test
    This test measures the level of creatinine in a person’s blood and gives an estimate of how well the kidneys are able to filter (glomerular filtration rate).
  • Intravenous Pyelogram
    Also known as an Excretory Urogram, it is an X-ray exam of your urinary tract. It is done to diagnose urinary tract disorders, such as bladder stones, enlarged prostate,kidney stones, urinary tract tumors or kidney cysts.
  • Kidney Biopsy
    It is also known as renal biopsy and involves removal of a small piece of kidney tissue and examining it under a microscope for signs of damage or disease.
  • Kidney Transplant
    A surgical procedure to place a kidney from a deceased or live donor into a person whose kidneys can function at only a fraction of normal capacity or cannot function at all.
  • Microalbumin Test
    This test is done to detect very small levels of a blood protein (albumin) in your urine and detect early signs of kidney damage in people.
  • Nephrectomy
    It is a surgical procedure to remove all (Complete/Radical Nephrectomy) or part (Partial Nephrectomy) of a kidney.
  • Open prostatectomy
    This is done to mitigate abnormal urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Penile implants
    In this procedure, devices are placed inside the penis to help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection.
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
    It is a procedure used to remove kidney stones from the body when they are unable pass on their own and involves the use of tiny telescopes and instruments inserted through a small incision in a person’s back to remove the kidney stones.
  • Prostate Biopsy
    It is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious or possibly infected tissue from the prostate.
  • Prostate Laser Surgery
    It is done to relieve all sorts of urinary symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
  • Rectal prolapse surgery
    It is done to repair rectal prolapse – a condition which occurs when the end part of the large intestine becomes abnormally stretched and extends from the anus. This surgery helps in moving the rectum back to its proper place.
  • Testicular Exam
    Testicular exams help in identifying potential testicular problems.
  • Transurethral Incision Of The Prostate
    It is a type of prostate surgery done to relieve all sorts of urinary symptoms caused by prostate enlargement or BPH.
  • Transurethral Microwave Therapy of Prostate
    It is an outpatient procedure to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate or BPH.
  • Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate
    A type of prostate surgery done to relieve all types of urinary symptoms caused by BPH.
  • Urinalysis
    Urinalysis is used to detect and assess many types of disorders, such as diabetes, kidney disorders, urinary tract infection, etc.
  • Vasectomy
    It is a form of male birth control. It involves cutting the supply of sperm to semen. It is done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm.

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