Nephrology

Nephrology department caters to patients with various Kidney diseases.

We take care of patients with acute renal failure, chronic renal failure and acute on chronic renal failure. Evaluation for the cause of renal failure or cause for worsening of renal failure is done to look for any reversible or treatable cause and appropriate management is done.

For patients with end stage renal failure we have state-of-the-art dialysis centre. The department is also equipped to handle a high volume of kidney transplants and all patients undergoing the procedure will be able to avail the best post-transplant care in the state.

OUR SERVICES:

Our team has vast experience in management of patients with Acute kidney injury, Critical care nephrology and Glomerular diseases. 

Chronic Kidney Disease

Our team of experts have a good number of patients with chronic kidney disease on follow up. We  monitor them on a regular basis and keep them healthy and prevent complications.

Haemodialysis

We routinely insert temporary and permanent jugular catheters.
We have our in-house dialysis unit. We routinely monitor our patients and ensure they are healthy, active and lead a near-normal life.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Our centre is one of the few centres in Bangalore where we insert Peritoneal dialysis catheters under local anaesthesia. Patients can undergo manual exchanges or automated peritoneal dialysis using a cycler. We have young children who are doing very well on peritoneal dialysis and are going to school and leading a normal life

Kidney Transplantation

We have the expertise of performing more than 800 transplants in the last 15 years. We perform live related and deceased donor transplants. We have done pediatric transplants as well with excellent results. Our centre has expertise in performing high-risk transplants like highly sensitized patients, and dual vessels. We have been doing ABO-incompatible transplants as well with good results comparable to ABO compatible transplants. We have excellent results post-transplant with more than 90 % of patients having stable graft function.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.


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 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 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.

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 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 are some of the common conditions that Nephrologists treat

Nephrologists can help diagnose and treat the conditions like blood or protein in urine, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Kidney stones, Kidney infections, Kidney swelling due to glomerulonephritis or Interstitial nephritis, Polycystic kidney disease, Haemolytic uremic syndrome, Renal artery stenosis, nephritic syndrome, End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD), Acute and Chronic kidney failure. They may also be involved in other diseases which could act as contributing factors to kidney disease or dysfunction like - high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune conditions (Ex: lupus) or any other medications affecting kidney functions

What is the difference between a Urologist and a Nephrologist

Urologists help diagnose and treat disorders related to the male reproductive system as well as conditions and diseases of the urinary and genital tract in men, women, and children. Nephrologists, on the other hand, help take care of patients with kidney diseases. They are the only specialists trained to provide dialysis for kidney failure treatment. Nephrologists are also part of the kidney transplant teams though they don't operate, they are called as kidney doctors

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 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.

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.

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 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)

What are some of the common ailments that Urologists treat

The Urologists provide diagnosis and treatment for diseases of the urinary tract, that include incontinence or loss of bladder control, including urologic cancers, male sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, urinary stone disease, male infertility, impotence or erectile dysfunction and prostate disease, as well as specialist treatments for urinary tract reconstruction, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Tract Injuries, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's Disease, Priapism, Testicular Cancer and Urethral Injuries

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