Nephrology is a branch of medical science that deals with the study of kidney function and treatment of kidney diseases. RG Stone Laparoscopy & Urology hospital has pioneered excellence in diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of kidney problems ranging from kidney stones, kidney failure, kidney cancer, and other kidney conditions. Our experienced nephrologists strive for achieving success in handling complex cases which may involve kidney biopsy or even kidney transplant.
Nephrology v/s Urology
A nephrologist treats explicitly diseases related to kidneys and their functioning, whereas a urologist looks after the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the urinary tract and related organs, including kidney stones.
What does a Paediatric Nephrologist do?
A Paediatric Nephrologist is an expert hand that looks after various disorders relating to kidney functioning and urinary tract that majorly creates problems like kidney stones, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, bladder problems, or even kidney failure in children. A child's body is generally at the growing stage and experience a lot of changes with time and with growth of the body requires different medications and treatments. A pediatric nephrologist knows precisely how to handle, operate and treat a variety of diseases that affect young patients in a way that doesn't involve experiencing pain or discomfort.
What is Diabetic Nephropathy?
Diabetic Nephropathy (or diabetic kidney disease) is one of the most common kidney damage that results from diabetes. High glucose levels can cause certain parts of the kidney to get damaged and become leaky, resulting in the loss of protein in the urine. Diabetic Nephropathy is detected by conducting a urine sample test to determine the quantity of protein in it. This disease generally doesn't show any signs or symptoms ear, but it can become chronic kidney disease if left untreated. The main risk or complication with this disease is that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure. This combination can bring in a higher level of troubles along with it.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is the test of the wellness of the kidneys. It is conducted to examine the functioning of kidneys and determine the stage of kidney disease and how well it can perform against the toxins that it is subjected to. If the GFR rate is low, it is advised to go for immediate treatment as the kidneys are not functioning correctly. Early detection is always beneficial as it stops further damage at the right time.
A kidney is a bean-shaped organ that works as a filter to remove toxins, waste, and fluids from the blood through urine production and to return essential vitamins and hormones to the bloodstream. Kidney transplantation is performed in a patient with an end-stage kidney problem. It is a safe process of removing and replacing a healthy kidney in the patient's body whose kidneys are not functioning correctly or are damaged up to a certain level. When therenal disease is at its final stage, it becomes difficult for the kidney to
Remove the excess level of toxins from the body on its own. Kidney dialysis plays a vital role in the excision of the waste from the kidney. Transplanting a healthy kidney in the patient's body is a primary method to maintain healthy kidney functioning.
Renal Biopsy is often called a kidney biopsy. It is the course of action to extract kidney tissue used for laboratory analysis to precisely analyze what is interfering with the functioning of kidneys and know the severity of the malfunction. The nephrologist will advise you to get renal Biopsy done if your blood and urine test samples are indicating a problem in the proper functioning of the kidney.
Types of Renal Biopsy
Percutaneous Renal Biopsy: In this procedure, a surgical incision is made through the skin above the kidney with a small biopsy needle to extract the kidney tissue from it. The process takes place with the help of an ultrasound or CT scan. Open Biopsy (surgical Biopsy): An incision in skin near the kidneys is made, allowing a direct look at the kidneys to extract the tissue samples from the desired place.
How is Biopsy Done?
A kidney biopsy conducted in a hospital. An overnight stay is required to watch for any problems. You may be awake with only light sedation or asleep under general anesthesia. You will be lying face down with a pillow under your rib cage. If the Biopsy is done on a transplanted kidney, you will be lying on your back.
When to see a Nephrologist?
It is always advisable to see your primary doctor or nephrologist if you experience any symptoms that directly or indirectly affect your kidneys. The initial stage may not show clear signs or symptoms but can symptoms like sleep problems, fatigue and the difference in the amount of urination.
RG Stone Hospital, Bardez, Goa, with its advanced level of treatment solutions and a team of skilled professionals Offer several kidney treatments procedures such as kidney stone removal, dialysis, and even transplantation. Our team of nephrologists with a distinct pioneered the approach towards health has set a benchmark of care all over the country.
How to find a nephrologist?
If your body is showing symptoms and you plan to visit a nephrologist, then RG Stone Hospital, Bardez, Goa, is the leader in the field of laparoscopy and urology. The hospital is well equipped with equipment of the latest technology, quality treatments and expertise that has the excellence of 34 years and withholds the Guinness World Record of treating the most massive kidney stone of size 13cms.
So, for all your urological and nephrological needs, RG Stone takes care of your health just like your family.