Department of Nephrology
At SLG Hospitals, we make sure to provide no less than the best treatments for kidney health, while seamlessly maintaining international standards. Our Nephrology team consists of experienced kidney specialists, and is committed to render comprehensive services encompassing all modalities of renal replacement therapies including Haemodialysis (HD), Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and Kidney Transplantation.
Well-appointed to extend the finest kidney care, The Department of Nephrology at SLG is equipped with a leading-age dialysis facility that efficiently meets the requirements of both, outpatients and also critically ill ICU patients.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Surgeries & Procedures:
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
Nephrology, (also referred to as Renal Medicine) is specialty that takes care of diagnosis and treatment of various kidney ailments. It encompasses all conditions that affect kidney health and functionality, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, disorder due to kidney scars, and late-stage kidney failure that needs dialysis management or kidney transplant procedure.
Maintaining kidney health is crucial to keep up with good health and overall well-being.
Kidneys remove waste from our body by filtering 120 to 150 quarts of blood every day. Besides playing their crucial role in producing some important hormones, kidneys also help regulate water and keep blood composition stable, allowing the body to function properly.
There are several factors that can increase your chances of developing kidney problems. They include high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, smoking, family history of kidney disorders, and ageing.
The most common form of kidney disease is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition that doesn’t improve over time. It’s commonly caused by high blood pressure.
Other common kidney related conditions include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
Some of the most prevalent complications due to kidney disorder include anemia, bone disease and high phosphorus (hyperphosphatemia), heart disease, high potassium (hyperkalemia), high calcium, fluid buildup in the body, metabolic acidosis, gout among others.
Consult a kidney expert immediately, if you start experiencing some of the following symptoms:
Frequent headaches | Fatigue and weakness | Itchiness all over the body | Change in urine amount | Blood in the urine | Loss of appetite | Nausea and vomiting | Puffiness around the eyes, swelling of hands, feet and ankle | Darkened skin | Muscle cramps or pain at the lower back area just below the ribs | High blood pressure (Hypertension) | Chest pain | Shortness of breath | Sleep disorders.
Nephrology specialty In SLG Hospitals is equipped to treat and manage a wide range of kidney related conditions, including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), acute kidney injury, glomerular disease, kidney cancer, kidney stones, kidney transplants, bone disease in CKD, end-stage kidney/renal disease, chronic nephritis, kidney damage from diabetes and high BP, anemia in kidney disease, electrolyte and fluid disorders, hematuria, proteinuria, etc.
Our Pediatric Nephrology specialists have the expertise to diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of pediatric kidney diseases including, childhood hypertension (high blood pressure), voiding disorders including bed wetting, nephrotic syndrome (protein leak through kidneys), urogenital abnormalities and their surgical management, developmental kidney abnormalities, hereditary nephropathy, Vitamin D refractory rickets, renal tubular disorders causing electrolyte and acid-base disturbances, acute kidney injury, chronic renal failure, acute nephritis, pyelonephritis/UTI, renal calculi (kidney stones), renal vasculitis and others.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis | Kidney transplant | Percutaneous kidney transplant | Surgery for kidney stones | Simple nephrectomy or open kidney removal | Partial nephrectomy | Radical nephrectomy or open kidney removal | Surgery for kidney cancer | Retrograde Intrarenal surgery |Kidney cyst surgery | Laparoscopy and removal of the cyst | Laparoscopic kidney removal