Treatment & Services - Kidney

Kidney

Centre for nephrology is dedicated to the understanding of kidney diseases, their development, progression, treatment and prevention. The faculty is at the forefront of research and patient care in the field of kidney diseases. Pursuit of excellence in patient care through the improvement of the understanding of disease processes and development of new strategies in the treatment of individuals with kidney disease is our primary goal. We offer both inpatient and OPD care to all nephrology patients round the clock. This includes counselling, management of all kidney disorders, procedures and the support of systems affected by kidney diseases. Services for kidney biopsies, dialysis and kidney transplantation are also available under one roof. It is a close knit unit which includes highly specialised nephrologists, urologists and transplant surgeons.Kidney transplant operation involves taking out one kidney from the body of a person and transplanting it surgically in the body of another patient whose both kidneys have failed. The transplanted kidney functions as the patient’s own kidney. Patient with end stage kidney failure has two choices, either lifelong dialysis or kidney transplantation. Transplantation offers better quality of life, better long term rehabilitation and is more cost effective than life long dialysis.

Critical Care Nephrology

The centre for nephrology is a major participant in intensive care by providing care to ICU patients with acute renal failure, volume disturbances or electrolyte ad acid base disorder. We have several techniques for treatment of acute renal failure such as alow continuous venovenous hemofiltration, hemaabsorption, plasmatherisis etc. depending on patient’s requirement and underlying disease. Much of the work with ICU patients is related to the remarkably active procedures (IV CONTRAST FOR Angioplasty/ Post CABG) and acute renal failures following polytrauma, multiorgan failure of any origin etc. Department is equipped for all kind of extracorporeal therapies inculding MARS etc.

Pediatric Nephro Urology Department

Pediatric Nephrology offers a full range of out patient renal services including diagnostic support for prenatal urological malformation and management of renal diseases and hypertension. Other Services Of The Centre Include:
  1. Percutaneous Renal Biopsies
  2. Dialysis and Tranplantation
The pediatric nephrologist also work closely with the pediatric urologist and the department of fetal medicine particularly in fetal diagnosis and medical care of patient with complex urological problems. A full range of pediatric urology services are provided including bladder and kidney reconstruction, genital reconstruction and minimally invasive urology surgery.

Dialysis Services

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals not only provides conventional hemodialysis but alo CRRT, Hemofiltration, Plasma exchanges/ Plasma Pheresis etc. The department has the latest computerized bicarbonate hemodialysis machines with volumetric ultrafiltration and adjustable sodium facility to ensure patient safety. We provide 24x7 dialysis services. We have isolated units for hepatitis B and HIV infected patients

Nephropathology

This division offers a variety of specialised procedures including renal biopsy pathology (light microscopy) with special staining procedures, and direct immunofluorescence. This service is provided by a highly specialised tram of Histopathologists. FNAC is taken care by a separate experienced Cytopathologist Continuous monitoring of sick patients on dialysis is done throughout the procedure with the help of a highly specialised monitor. More than 2500 hemodialysis are performed per month (Round the clock dialysis of 4 hours each) including ICU dialysis, y highly trained technical and nursing staff under the guidance of dialysis medical officer and overall supervision of senior consultants.