Nephrology Department

Call on : 022-6757-0111 Ext.206

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT : DR.HEMAL SHAH
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About Nephrology Department
Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, as well as the care of those patients who require renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. Most disorders affecting the kidney are not limited to the organ itself, but are systemic disorders, and may require special treatment, such as systemic vasculitides or other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus.

Patients are referred to Nephrologists for reasons such as:
  • Acute renal failure i.e. a sudden loss of renal function.
  • Chronic kidney disease which is the declining renal function, usually with an inexorable rise in creatinine.
  • Haematuria that is the blood loss in the urine
  • Proteinuria i.e. the loss of protein especially albumin in the urine
  • Kidney stones
  • Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Hypertension that has failed to respond to multiple forms of anti-hypertensive medication or could have a secondary cause
  • Electrolyte disorders or acid/base imbalance
Related Link: Hemodialysis
About Kidney Transplant / Renal Surgery
Kidney Transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with chronic renal failure. Indications:
  • Patients having chronic renal failure.
  • Common diseases leading to chronic renal failure include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, infections and drugs.
  • Most common being Diabetes and Hypertension.
Benefits:
  1. The patient will live a much longer and productive life with a kidney transplant than if treated on dialysis
  2. In general patients generally have more energy, a less restricted diet and fewer complications with a kidney transplant than if they stay on conventional dialysis
At Saifee Hospital a Team of dedicated Consultants with modern equipments has contributed a lot in making kidney transplant surgery a very successful procedure. The Department of Nephrology offer world class facilities to patients undergoing kidney transplant under ethical guidelines. In a related transplant, donor in a family can be spouse, sibling, parents.

Foreign Nationals need to get Authorization from their country and respective Consulates. Patient should be visiting India only on Medical Visa. Approximate time taken for paper work and Authorization from Government is around 30 - 45 days.