The Department of Nephrology was started in July 2011 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 and chronic hepatitis patients. Separate areas are provided for reuse. RO plant provides purified water for dialysis.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Done routinely in the department for indicated cases.
- Hemodialysis for acute as well as chronic renal failure patients.
- Short term dialysis prior to transplantation.
- Hemodialysis is also done in cases of drug over dosage.
- Plasmapharesis for renal as well as non-renal cases.
- 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.