Department of Nephrology
Department of Nephrology
The Nephrology Department at Santosh Medical College Hospital is a specialized medical division dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of kidney-related diseases and disorders. Our department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and staffed by a team of highly skilled nephrologists and healthcare professionals.
Our primary focus is to provide comprehensive care for patients with kidney diseases, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, glomerular diseases, kidney stones, and kidney transplantation. We offer a wide range of diagnostic services, such as kidney function tests, imaging studies, and kidney biopsies, to accurately assess the condition and function of the kidneys.
Our nephrologists are experienced in developing individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient's specific needs. We employ both medical and interventional approaches, including medication management, dialysis, and renal replacement therapies. Our department also provides pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing kidney transplantation.
We prioritize patient education and empowerment, providing guidance on lifestyle modifications, dietary management, and strategies to prevent further kidney damage. Our team works closely with other specialties, such as urology, cardiology, and endocrinology, to ensure holistic care for patients with complex conditions.
At Santosh Medical College Hospital's Nephrology Department, we strive to deliver the highest standard of care for patients with kidney diseases. Our multidisciplinary approach, advanced technologies, and dedicated healthcare professionals ensure that patients receive comprehensive treatment and support throughout their kidney health journey.
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Clearing your doubts
A nephrologist is a medical specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and disorders. They play a crucial role in managing various kidney-related conditions, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, kidney stones, glomerular diseases, and electrolyte imbalances. Nephrologists provide comprehensive care, including medical management, dialysis, renal replacement therapies, and post-kidney transplantation follow-up.
You should consider seeing a nephrologist if you have any concerns or symptoms related to kidney health. This may include persistent high blood pressure, changes in urinary patterns, blood in urine, swelling in the hands or feet, abnormal laboratory test results indicating kidney dysfunction, or a family history of kidney disease. Nephrologists can assess your condition, diagnose any underlying kidney problems, and recommend appropriate treatment plans.
Treatment options for kidney failure include dialysis and kidney transplantation. Dialysis, either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, helps remove waste products and excess fluids from the body when the kidneys are unable to do so. Kidney transplantation involves replacing a failed kidney with a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor. The choice of treatment depends on various factors, including the patient's overall health, lifestyle, and suitability for transplantation.
While some kidney diseases cannot be prevented, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of developing certain kidney conditions. This includes maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, regular exercise, managing blood pressure and blood sugar levels, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and avoiding the misuse of certain medications. It is also important to attend regular check-ups with healthcare providers to monitor kidney health and detect any potential issues early.