The Department of Renal Sciences at Manipal Hospitals deals with the complete medical care and diagnosis of the renal system (kidneys). The care of the renal system is a specialized field of medicine that is handled by specialists known as Nephrologists and Urologists.
Manipal Hospitals' team of highly skilled nephrologists & urologists rely on the state of the art diagnostic labs to identify and diagnose kidney disorders, producing effective results in time critical situations. The team provides patients with a range of options for every treatment and diagnostic approach as well as advice on how to make their choice. Non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures are prioritized to provide a higher degree of patient safety.
It is the process of gradually replacing damaged or diseased kidneys, first through dialysis and eventually through a kidney transplant. A dialysis machine serves as a temporary replacement for a damaged kidney, allowing the blood in the body to go directly into the machine to be filtered mechanically.
A person can lose up to 90% of their kidney functions before experiencing any symptoms. That is why it is important to take a simple kidney function test once annually. Manipal Hospitals' nephrologists and urologists work with other specialists like paediatricians, cardiologists and oncologists specialists when necessary to provide more comprehensive healthcare for patients that are affected by a kidney disorder that affects the other organs or functions of the body.
Conditions treated - Chronic kidney disease - Kidney stones - Polycystic kidney disease - Urinary tract infections - Kidney cancer - Auto-immune diseases Some of the treatments applied - Dialysis-Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis - Kidney transplant - Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) - Lithotripsy (breaking kidney stones) - Ureteral stenting - Immunosuppressant medication (to treat auto-immune diseases)
A detailed history and physical examination are conducted, after which the doctor may recommend some blood and/or urine tests for further investigation. The test results are usually available within 48 hours depending on the test.
● Age above 60 ● Family history of kidney disease ● Alcohol consumption ● Smoking ● High blood pressure ● Obesity
Kidney disorders can present without symptoms for a long time, however, the first symptoms you will be able to notice are ● Reduced quantities of urine ● Swelling of the ankles, legs, and feet ● Persistent nausea
A healthy lifestyle and regular monitoring of the kidneys can help you keep chronic kidney disease in check. Depending on risk levels, many people go on to have healthy kidneys well into old age.
Yes. A yearly health checkup is a very important part of keeping yourself healthy. A typical annual master health checkup will also include a kidney function test which can tell you how healthy your kidneys are.
Manipal Hospitals strives to provide best quality, personalized care to all its patients. The care provided at the Department of Renal Sciences is a testament to the commitment at Manipal Hospitals. Reach out to us to learn more about renal problems and book an appointment with one of our nephrological and urological specialists today