Gleneagles Global Hospitals’ Nephrology Department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various kidney problems. Our team includes nationally and internationally renowned board-certified kidney disease experts. We offer a broad range of treatments by experts who perform clinical trials and who are working with many research institutions.
Nephrologists at the institute supervise and handle all parts of treatment, including early intervention, dialysis support, transplant, and clinical research. Our team of nephrologists is trained by renowned institutions. It is the dedication and passion of our surgeons to provide the best of service and innovative treatment to all people experiencing pain and discomfort because of the different kidney diseases.
The labs, wards and theatres are well equipped with the latest technology medical devices and the infrastructure has been made for the patients to feel comfortable during the treatment.
We also have a modern dialysis centre that provides safe dialysis services to patients with end-stage renal disease. The following are the treatments offered for the various kidney disorders at Gleneagles Global Hospitals
Drinking adequate fluids helps the kidneys to eliminate excess sodium, toxins, and urea from the body. Around four to five litres of fluids daily will reduce the risk of impaired kidney function.
High blood pressure is known to be a major risk factor for heart failure or stroke. Lifestyle changes make a lot of difference in keeping your blood pressure levels within normal range. Limiting excess salt diet also reduces your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Eating a balanced diet provides various nutrients that keeps you healthy. A diet including fruits, vegetables, low-fat products, low salt and added sugars prevents many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease which ultimately affect the kidneys.
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An intravenous pyelogram is an X-ray examination used to evaluate the kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder. The procedure uses iodinated contrast medium which is injected into the veins and the x-rays were obtained to view the abnormalities. It is used to diagnose the problems such as kidney stones, enlarged prostate, congenital anomalies, scarring from UTI, and tumors in the kidney, ureter and urinary bladder.
During the examination, a contrast material is injected through the vein in the arm. As the contrast material passes through the kidney, ureter, and urinary bladder, the X-rays were taken to determine the abnormalities in the kidneys, and other parts of the urinary tract.
A kidney biopsy involves removing a small piece of kidney tissue to examine under the microscope for the presence of any abnormalities. It is also considered as a treatment option by excising an abnormal tissue. There are two types of kidney biopsies: percutaneous biopsy and open biopsy.
Percutaneous biopsy: Prior to the procedure, a local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the biopsy has to be done. During the procedure, the biopsy needle is injected through the skin into the kidney and a small piece of kidney tissue is removed. Finally, a sterile dressing is placed over the needle puncture site.
Open kidney biopsy: open kidney biopsy is performed in the patients who are at increased risk of bleeding. For these patients, a surgical procedure is performed to get a direct access to the kidney for obtaining a good sample for the study.
Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure in which the diseased kidney transplanted with a healthy kidney. A healthy kidney can be obtained from a living donor or a cadaveric donor. Before kidney transplantation, there are several laboratory tests performed to evaluate how well the donor’s kidney matches with the recipient’s tissue type and blood type. The surgery may take about 3 to four hours. Kidney transplantation is performed under the general anesthesia.
During the procedure, an incision is made in the lower abdomen to access the diseased kidney. Then, the donor’s kidney is placed in the different location from the existing one. The renal artery and vein of the donor’s kidney will be sutured to the external iliac artery and vein. Then, the donor ureter is connected to the recipient’s bladder. The incisions are then closed with sutures and a sterile dressing is applied.