What is Nephrology?
Nephrology is the arm of medicine that deal with medical conditions of the Kidneys, preservation of kidney health, kidney malignancies and more.
You Kidneys are responsible for filtering waste substances, excess water, and other impurities out your blood stream. When your kidneys are not functioning properly, the waste substances remain in your body, causing a buildup of waste which will very negatively impact your health.
Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital Nephrology Unit offers the following range of services:
Outpatient Nephrology Services:
Patients with symptoms such as blood in urine, groin pain, burning sensation while passing urine, swelling in the legs or difficulty in passing urine should consult a nephrologist. Sometimes patients are referred to a nephrologist by primary care physicians for abnormalities detected in their urine, medical check-ups and laboratory investigations.
With eight state of the art machines, our unit is designed to handle the care of chronic ESRD patients as well as those with acute kidney failure requiring dialysis. With the unique advantage of being within the hospital, this outpatient unit allows for the care of frail patients that require careful assessment by both the on staff nephrologist, and often other subspecialists, in order to provide seamless care.
Our services include:
- Daily rounds by our in house team of nephrologists
- Monthly multidisciplinary team review
- On site dietician consultation
- Regular patient education regarding management of fluid, electrolyte and nutritional issues
Our Nephrology Clinics provide assessment, investigation and comprehensive management of clinical conditions, including:
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) from stage 1-5
- Kidney Stones Management – Our nephrologist works in tandem with our urologist so that each episode of renal stones is treated as necessary. The main emphasis of this sub-speciality clinic is on the prevention and medical management of kidney stones.
- Electrolyte disorders
- Pre ESRD management – delaying the need for dialysis/ preparing for dialysis
- Managing End stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients for Renal Transplantation
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Proteinuria (Protein in Urine), Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
- Acute and chronic nephritis
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (RPGN)
- Hypertension (including Resistant hypertension)
- Lupus nephritis (Systemic Lupus Erythematous- SLE)
Inpatient Nephrology Services
- Admission and treatment of patients with acute / chronic kidney problems who cannot be managed in the Clinics on out -patient basis.
Dialysis and Related Procedures
- State -Of –The – Art HEMODIALYSIS and HEMODIAFILTRATION (HDF) among ESRD patients on regular basis.
- Vascular access procedures
- Temporary Femoral Vein Catheterization And Catheter Removal.
- Temporary Internal Jugular (IJ) Vein Catheterization And Catheter Removal.
- Permanent IJ Catheter Placement and Permcath Removal.
- Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Creation
- Kidney Biopsies
In Intensive Care Unit
- Performing Hemodialysis, SLED (Slow Low Efficiency Dialysis), Intermittent Peritoneal Dialysis (IPD), And Vascular Access Procedures In Acutely ill, Unstable Patients With Severe Renal Failure, In ICU.