What are different kinds of kidney transplants?
Kidney transplant from a deceased donor: In this procedure, the kidney of a brain dead person is taken with consent from the family and placed into a recipient’s body. Kidney transplant from living donor: We need only one kidney for survival. In this process, the kidney is taken from a living donor with consent and placed into a recipients’ body. Pre-emptive kidney transplant: This surgery is performed right before you initiate dialysis in a patient with CKD.
What do you mean by kidney transplantation ?
Kidney transplantation is a procedure where you insert a new healthy kidney into a person whose kidneys are diseased and no longer functioning. The donor of the kidney can be a living or a deceased person.
What is peritoneal dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis fluid is instilled into the abdomen and exchange of water , solutes happens between the blood and the peritoneal fluid . Peritoneal dialysis is ideal for children, elderly , patients with multiple vascular access failure, and those with heart failure
What is haemodialysis ?
Normally kidneys filter the blood and remove the waste, salt and excess water. During haemodialysis, a machine takes over the job of the kidney. Blood is pumped from the body, filtered through a dialysis machine and then returned to the body.
What is Dialysis? Who will need dialysis?
When both the kidneys stop functioning and are not able to sustain life, we call it as end stage renal disease. Renal replacement therapy in the form of haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation is required for survival.
When should you meet a Nephrologist?
If you are diabetic, hypertensive, elderly , get screened for kidney disease yearly with simple blood and urine tests. Earliest symptoms of kidney disease include puffiness of face, swelling of legs, nausea, reduced appetite, frothing of urine.
Why should I choose Aster CMI Hospital for my Urology and Nephrology related issues
Aster CMI Hospital has established its reputation as one of the best kidney transplant hospitals in Bangalore. We have some of the best nephrologists in Bangalore efficiently treating all types of Nephrology (kidney related) issues. Our dedicated and experienced urologists are capable of undertaking a quick diagnosis of complex urological diseases and provide the best clinical solutions. Supported by a caring and efficient team, world-class infrastructure and a multidisciplinary approach, we aim to retain our position as one of the top Nephrology & Urology hospitals in Southern India
What are the common kidney stone symptoms
Kidney stones may not cause any symptoms until they shift within the kidney or pass into the ureter- the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. You may experience some of these signs and symptoms. Severe pain below the ribs, in the side and back, or pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity, pain while urinating, pink, red or brown hued urine, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, nausea and vomiting, consistent urge to urinate or urinating more often than usual, urinating small amounts frequently, fever and chills in case there is some infection are some of the common symptoms. Pain caused due to kidney stone may change – in case they shift or increase in intensity as the stone moves through the urinary tract
What are the facilities available at Aster CMI for Robotic Kidney Surgery treatment
The Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Nephrology & Urology ranks number one in Robotic Kidney Transplant in Bangalore and South India, having the highest number of cases done to its credit, making us one of the best kidney treatment hospitals in Bangalore. The department specializes in traditional as well as Laparoscopic, Robotic, and Laser surgery for various kidney and urinary conditions. Robotic surgery at Aster CMI is conducted using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot, which is a state-of-the-art robotic system designed to perform complex surgery in a minimally invasive manner with greater precision. It is primarily used to perform prostatectomy, nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, ureteral reimplantation, and kidney transplants. Aster MARS is South India's Largest Robotic Kidney Transplant Program. Robotic Technology offers a high level of precision, to ensure tremor free movement of the instrument, thereby causing no damage to the graft kidney
What diseases can affect the kidneys
Our kidneys can compensate for the lost function and are highly adaptable. Therefore, most of the kidney diseases go undiagnosed until it's very late or difficult to reverse them. Some of the common kidney problems are Diabetic Nephropathy, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Alport Syndrome, Glomerulonephritis, IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease), Fabry Disease, Minimal Change Disease, Kidney Stones, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD. Health problems (like diabetes) affect your kidneys, and they may cause Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD. CKD is like permanent damage to the kidneys that may get worse over time. If they're so damaged that they stop working, it's called kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD)