Renal sciences is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urologic problems and conditions of the kidney and urinary tractUrology is a surgical speciality that focuses on the problems of the urinary tract system (Kidney, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra) and male reproductive organs (testis, penis, scrotum, prostate, etc). A urologist is a doctor who has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of urologic problems including paediatric urology, urologic oncology, renal transplantation, male infertility, urinary tract stones, neuro-urology/neurogenic bladder and female urology. Nephrology is a medical speciality that deals with normal kidney function (renal physiology) and kidney disease (renal pathophysiology), the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). A nephrologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the kidney arising as a result of diabetes, hypertension, immunological disease, glomerulonephritis and genetic kidney disease. A nephrologist also manages patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis and kidney transplant.
The Manipal hospital’s Department of Renal Sciences provides diagnosis and comprehensive medical care for patients with kidney problems and with a wide spectrum of urologic problems. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced diagnostic labs equipped with the latest technology equipment, a well-equipped operation theatre, and a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, surgeons, nurses, technicians, etc., we aim to provide quality treatment and services with high success rates.
We are equipped with the latest technology and path-breaking facilities including a kidney transplantation unit, critical care nephrology, chronic kidney disease unit, stone unit, renal dialysis unit, etc. Visit Manipal, the nephrology hospital in Delhi to know more about the treatment and procedures.
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.
Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer and is caused by genetic mutations in the cell’s DNA. Total/radical or partial nephrectomy is performed to remove the tumour growth. Non-surgical treatments include cryoablation (cancer cells are frozen) and radiofrequency ablation (cancer cells are burned).
Infection of the bladder and kidneys is a common cause of seeking medical advice. by Escherichia coli or E. coli is the leading cause of UTI and are treated using lifestyle modifications and certain medications.
Also called nephrolithiasis, renal calculi, or urolithiasis. Stones in the kidney form, when your urine has high minerals such as calcium, oxalates, or uric acid, that form hard deposits inside your kidney and urinary tract. Diagnostic tests include blood and urine investigations, imaging tests. Smaller stones are removed using certain medications…
A kidney transplant is indicated when a kidney loses about 90% of its ability to perform filtering functions. The donor's kidney is surgically replaced in the recipient, who is suffering from end-stage renal disease. To reduce the risk of kidney rejection by your body, compatibility tests like blood typing, tissue typing, crossmatch, etc., are performed.…
AKI occurs in patients with previously normal kidney function as a result of low blood pressure or toxins that can cause damage to the kidney. It is usually reversible if appropriate and timely treatment is given.
It is a genetic disorder, in which cysts or fluid-filled sacs are formed in the kidney and impair its functions. The most common treatments include medications to control blood pressure; haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis; or kidney transplantation.
Also called chronic kidney failure, CKD is a progressive, irreversible loss of kidney function that can occur over time. Timely diagnosis and treatment may prevent the progression of the disease. The disease is diagnosed using certain blood and urine investigations, imaging tests like ultrasound, and at times kidney biopsy to determine the cause and…
A sedentary lifestyle, increased consumption of junk and processed food, eating outside food regularly, increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus & hypertension and lack of exercise have increased the risk of kidney diseases among many other health problems, and have become a major public concern. Diseases of the kidney can go unnoticed until it has progressed into an advanced stage. People at high risk for kidney diseases include those leading an unhealthy lifestyle, with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, obesity, or kidney failure. Adopting a healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet can go a long way in preventing progression of the kidney diseases. Regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking and drinking alcohol, staying hydrated, and regular health screening like blood and urine investigations can help in detecting the disease at a very early and treatable stage. If the kidney disease is left untreated, an individual may lose more than 90% of the kidney function capacity and have to depend on dialysis lifelong or undergo kidney transplantation. Visit Manipal, Kidney Transplant hospital In Delhi NCR to know more about the treatment.
Renal Dialysis Unit: Dialysis is a comprehensive renal replacement therapy for people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) We have a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and technicians who provide a wide range of dialysis services like:
Haemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis
Haemodialysis for in-patients and out-patients (Adult/Paediatric)
Peritoneal Dialysis (Adult/Paediatric)
Sustained low-efficiency dialysis
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
Lithotripsy: Shock waves are used to break kidney stones into tiny fragments which are flushed out of the body. There are various types:
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (pressure waves are used to break the stones)
Ultrasonic lithotripsy (uses high-frequency sound waves to break the stones)
Electro-hydraulic lithotripsy (uses electrical shock waves to break down the stones)
Ureteral Stenting: A ureteric stent is placed inside the ureter for easy passage of urine.
Renal Transplantation Unit: We have a highly skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, etc., who perform kidney transplantation procedures and offer comprehensive care post-transplant. We also perform ABO-incompatible and in HLA sensitized patient transplantation. Manipal is one of the top kidney transplant centre in Delhi NCR, Book an appointment today to consult with our experts.
Critical Care Nephrology: We offer medical care for critically ill kidney patients in ICU settings.
Kidney Biopsy: A small piece of tissue from the kidney is obtained using a hollow needle under USG guidance and microscopically examined to diagnose cancer or other diseases. Book an appointment today at Manipal, the top nephrology hospital in Delhi and avail the best treatment.
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.
Urological problems encompass a wide spectrum of diseases or conditions including urinary tract infections, bladder control problems, kidney stones, prostate problems, etc.
Urinary tract infections which include infection of the bladder (cystitis) or the urethra (urethritis) is common in women and usually occur after menopause due to a decline in oestrogen. It can also occur when the urinary tract gets blocked, or due to an impaired immune system.
Chronic kidney disease is a progressive disease where the kidneys do not work efficiently as they should. Kidney damage occurs over time and is usually associated with ageing. As the disease worsens, the kidneys eventually stop functioning and renal replacement therapy including dialysis or renal transplantation is indicated as a treatment to replace the kidney’s filtering functions.
For individuals suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) that has reached an advanced stage, an alternative therapy to dialysis is kidney transplantation. Dialysis is usually recommended when the kidney has lost about 90% of its ability to perform filtering functions. A more effective treatment is kidney transplantation where the donor's kidney is surgically replaced with a recipient suffering from ESRD.
Renal replacement therapy replaces the blood filtering functions of the kidney in the event of acute or chronic kidney failure through dialysis and through kidney transplantation.
● 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