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Nephrology

Overview

Overview

Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. The kidneys are 2 bean-shaped organs that filter the wastes and toxins out of the blood stream and eliminate them through the urine. The kidneys maintain the body’s electrolyte balance, fluid balance and acid-base regulation, playing an important role in maintaining the stability of the metabolic system. Diseases that fall under the scope of nephrology include kidney and bladder infections, renal stone disease, nephrotic syndrome, cancer, vascular diseases, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease (kidney failure), polycystic kidney disease and auto-immune kidney diseases.

Department Overview

The Department of Nephrology at Global Gleneagles Health City specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney injuries, diseases and defects. The team consists of doctors trained at some of the best medical colleges in the world. The department offers a broad range of treatment options to patients with varying needs. The hospital is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and surgical equipment to enable the doctors to perform cutting-edge procedures like dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, to remove kidney stones or cysts, kidney transplants and treat kidney injuries. The doctors and surgeons in the department are supported by a skilled team of radiologists, anaesthesiologists, nurses and technicians. All our health-care providers are dedicated to caring for patients as best as they can and helping them heal.

Precautions to be taken for Healthy Kidneys

Tips for Kidney Health

  • Stay active - Keeping fit and active can lower your blood pressure and your risk of chronic kidney disease.
  • Eat healthy foods - A healthy diet can help maintain a healthy weight and avoid hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, which could trigger kidney disease.
  • Avoid excessive salt - Try to eliminate excessive amounts of salt and processed foods from your diet.
  • Control your blood sugar levels - High blood sugar can damage the capillaries of the kidneys and reduce function.
  • Drink plenty of fluids - Drink a minimum of two litres of water a day to stay hydrated and flush out your kidneys. Be careful not to overdo it though!
  • Don’t smoke - Smoking damages the blood vessels in the body, including the kidneys. This causes reduced blood flow to the kidneys and deteriorates function.
  • Avoid abusing over-the-counter pain medication - Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can damage the kidneys if used frequently or in high doses.
  • Get regular screening - If you are at high risk of kidney disease, make sure to get tested regularly. This gives you the best shot at early detection and effective treatment.
  • Use supplements cautiously - Check the ingredients list of the supplements you take and ask your doctor about them.

Why Choose Us?

Experienced doctors

The doctors and surgeons who comprise our excellent medical team at GGHC have all been trained at some of the best medical colleges. They are highly experienced in tackling a wide range of diseases afflicting the kidneys and the urinary tract. The doctors of the nephrology department collaborate with doctors from oncology, cardiology, radiology and plastic surgery as needed, to ensure patients get a holistic treatment plan.

Patient Experience

How does the patient feel when they walk into our hospital and when they walk out? Have we put a smile on their face and a little more spring in their step? These are the questions we constantly ask ourselves as an organisation to improve our patient care. We focus on everything the patient experiences from the minute they walk inside. With streamlined, simplified administrative procedures and a modern and aesthetic premises, we provide our patients with the healing environment they deserve.

Latest Technologies

The department of nephrology is constantly updating its diagnostic and surgical technologies. We stay abreast of the latest medical research and incorporate what we deem appropriate into our treatment protocols. The pathological laboratories, dialysis centre and critical care unit are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to allow our doctors to continue saving lives. At GGHC, you will experience the future of medical care today.

Providing Quality Care

The doctors, surgeons, radiologists, nursing and assistive staff are sensitive to patient needs and make it their priority. Through careful diagnosis, compassionate care and patience, our health-care providers achieve a high level of successful patient outcomes. Our emphasis is on providing quality care to all our patients, giving them their best chances at recovery.

We are with you in your journey to better health

A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.

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