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Nephrology

The Department of Nephrology is one of the modern units in India The Department takes care of patients with

Acute Renal Failure
Chronic Renal Failure
Hypertensive and Diabetic Kidney diseases
Obstructive kidney disease & Immunologically medicated kidney disease
Acute and chronic nephritis
Nephrotic syndrome
Renovascular hypertension
Collagen disorders involving kidneys
The Nephrology department also provides
Dialysis services for patients in the ICU, dialysis patients undergoing cardiac or orthopedic procedures.
Diagnosis and treatment of primary kidney diseases by assessment.
Renal biopsy is done using ultra sound guidance.
Outpatient consultancy services are available.
Consultancy for general nephrology care for diabetic patient with immune kidney diseases is done.
The Department of Nephrology has state-of-the-art Dialysis Unit which caters to around 40-50 patients per day. The haemodialysis unit is well supported by trained technologists, has one of the best water treatment plants and is supervised by trained Medical Officer.

Procedures
The unit performs AV Fistula, AV Grafts, Perm catheter, temporary femoral (or) subclavion or Jugular access and percutaneous catheter insertion for CAPD for patients requiring various mode of dialysis.

Hemodialysis for acute as well as chronic renal failure patients
Short term dialysis prior to transplantation
Hemodialysis is also done in cases of drug over dosage
Plasmapharesis for renal as well as non-renal cases
To reduce incidence of hepatitis B and C rigorous are taken patients are dialysed separate machines.
The unit also has facility for CAPD which can be done at home.
Kidney Transplants
The Department of Transplant and Immunology, a sub unit of the Department of Nephrology has the expertise to provide the best Kidney Transplant programme. The unit has experience in handling transplants and problems arising from them.

The department also provides supportive care to critically ill patients. Procedures like Plasmapheries and Haemo filtrations are also performed along with specialized diagnostic procedures like kidney biopsy etc.

Facilities
The Nephrology Department is supported by the best technology like the

Latest USG machine
MRI
CT Scan
Immunology & Histopathology department