Nephrology

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Nephrology

Nephrology
Nephrology is a medical super specialty that deals with the functioning and diseases of the kidney. Kidneys are the sophisticated filtering units of the body. On an average, the kidneys of a healthy adult process about 180 litres of blood daily to dispose the extra water and waste material in the form of urine. Any alteration or dysfunction in the anatomy or the physiology of the kidney can cause acute or chronic renal (kidney) diseases which can seriously affect the functioning of the entire body.

Dialysis
This is a process that removes waste products and excess water from the patients with diseased kidneys. Haemodialysis uses an artificial filter through which blood is circulated with the help of a haemodialysis machine. Peritoneal Dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane in the abdomen as the filter. The process entails instillation, dwelling and removal of a special fluid with the help of a catheter placed in the abdomen.


Kidney Transplantation
This involves surgical placement of a functional kidney from a living or a deceased donor into a patient with advanced kidney failure. Successful kidney transplantation remarkably improves the quality of life albeit with life-long medications to reduce the chances of rejection.Kidney transplants are done regularly at Greater Kailash hospital by a team of Urologists lead by Dr.Anil Bandi.There is a separate isolation area for kidney transplant patients with 24x7 dedicated staff.