Nephrology

Services

Outpatient Services

The Nephrology Department was started in July 2011 initially with three dialysis machines; the number has now increased to thirteen. The dialysis department functions round the clock.  It is sterile and hygienic with separate areas for acute, chronic and hepatitis patients. Separate areas are provided for reuse.  RO plant provides purified water for dialysis.

“OP Timing”

 Doctors Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
   
Dr. Reena Thomas OP X X OP X X
Dr. Sateesh Balakrishnan X X OP X X OP
Dr.Subash B Pillai X OP X X OP X

Facilities

Routine and Emergency Services

The Department takes care of all types of nephrology cases, e.g. acute renal failure,  chronic renal failure, acute and chronic nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, renovascular  hypertension, collagen disorders involving kidneys etc.Being a tertiary level hospital, complicated cases are referred to this department from various other centers.Facility for CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) for critically ill patients  requiring dialysis is available.

Renal Transplant

A renal transplant programme has been in operation for the last 5 years. The result of renal transplant is at par with the best international transplant centers.  The transplant team consists of 2 Urologists and 2 Nephrologists.  The department has also a well equipped post transplant unit near the Operation Theatre.  

SpecialFacilities

Hemodialysis

  1. Hemodialysis for acute as well as chronic renal failure patients.
  2. Short term dialysis prior to transplantation.
  3. Hemodialysis is also done in cases of drug over dosage.
  4. Plasmapharesis for renal as well as non-renal cases.
  5. To reduce incidence of hepatitis B and C rigorous precautions are taken and such  patients are dialyzed  on separate machines.    

Haemo Perfusion for Poisoning

Charcoal hemoperfusion + hemodialysis is done for cases of poisoning and drug over dosage. 

 

C.A.P.D Unit 

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Unit

This form of dialysis for chronic renal failure can be done easily at home and does not  require any machine.Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Machines are also available. Patients are trained in  ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in the department after catheter placement therapy by a trained surgeon.

A.V. Fistula Creation  

This is done when the patient’s Glomular Function Rate falls to less than 15 in chronic cases as preparation for Hemodialysis.  

 

 

Kidney Biopsy 

Done routinely in the department for indicated cases.

Specialty Clinics

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Doctors

Dr. Rajarathnam Krishnan

Nephrology

Professor & HOD

    Dr. Reena Thomas

    Nephrology

    Professor

      Dr. Subhash B. Pillai

      Nephrology

      Associate Professor

        Dr. Satheesh Balakrishnan

        Nephrology

        Assistant Professor

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