The Division of Nephrology curates different treatment modalities depending on the cause and stage of kidney disease. This integrated team makes sure that every patient receives suitable, advanced care available.
Using advanced protocols and techniques, our experts work towards arresting kidney disease to prevent end-stage failure (stage 5), and making patients’ course of treatment comfortable.
As the largest contributors of CKD, diabetes and hypertension are an area of focus at the Division of Nephrology. We specialise in helping patients whose kidneys have been impacted because of uncontrolled or advanced disease.
The division uses the Tumour Board approach for patient-oriented management of adrenal cancer. We work as a team to break down the physical and administrative barriers through interdisciplinary interactions between urologists, nephrologists, medical and radiation oncologists.
Dialysis is a procedure that seeks to mechanically carry out the functions that were previously performed by your kidneys. The procedure uses a filtration device to filter out all the waste present in your blood as well as keep your fluid and electrolyte levels in check. There are three major dialysis techniques our physicians prescribe based on case factors: Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).
Each kidney transplant candidate is given a lot of medicines after the procedure, including immunosuppressants, antibiotic and antiviral medicines, blood sugar medication, blood thinning medicines, medicines to protect the stomach, and manage other health issues. Together, these preserve the patient’s life and ensure the new organ is not rejected by the body.
Also known as renal failure, this is a condition in which the kidneys lose their ability to remove waste and balance fluids, and everything gets accumulated in the blood. The two main forms are Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is not reversible.
Chronic Kidney Disease is defined as the gradual loss of kidney function over a period of months. It progresses in stages from 0 to 5. Most people have initial stages of CKD that can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication. Only about 0.5-1% patients have CKD stage 5 or kidney failure. In this stage, a person usually requires either dialysis or kidney transplantation to sustain life.
An infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, UTIs usually start in the lower urinary tract i.e. the bladder and the urethra. If left untreated, UTI can spread to the kidneys and cause serious damage. The choice of treatment for urinary infections depends upon the type of bacteria found in the urine, the health of the patient and the extent up to which the infection has spread.
Urinary incontinence is when urine is involuntarily lost, ranging from occasional leaks to a complete lack of control. It affects various age groups but is more prevalent in older adults, particularly women. Treatment depends on cause of incontinence.
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Our superspecialist doctors provide the highest quality of care through a team-based, doctor-led model. Trained at some of the world's most renowned institutions, our highly experienced doctors are distinguished experts in their respective specialities. Our doctors work full-time and exclusively across Medanta hospitals. In addition to offering superspecialised care in their own field, the Medanta organisational structure enables every doctor to help create a culture of collaboration and multispecialty care integration.
Our superspecialist doctors provide the highest quality of care through a team-based, doctor-led model. Trained at some of the world's most renowned i..... Continue Reading