Nephrology is the study about the normal functioning of kidneys as well as treatment/diseases related to it. Kidneys are important for filtering out waste products and excess water from the body. They are vital for retaining the fluid intake, electrolytes that may be altered by numerous conditions or medicines.
Nephrologists are kidney doctors who specialize in treating renal or kidney related disorders. Broadly, the diseases that are treated by them includes autoimmune diseases, kidney cancers, bladder stones, polycystic ovaries, side effects of diabetes and blood pressure and several others.
Sub Specialties : Kidney Dialysis is a life-support treatment which includes the use of a special machine to eliminate waste and unwanted water from the blood. This helps in restoring the blood to a normal, healthy balance.
The following treatment facilities are offered by the Department of Nephrology.
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Blood urea nitrogen
- Creatinine Test
- Intravenous Pyelogram
- Microalbumin Test
- Open prostatectomy
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
- Prostate Biopsy
- Testicular Exam
- Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate
- Transurethral Incision Of The Prostate
- Transurethral Microwave Therapy of Prostate