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Nephrology

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH) is dedicated to providing comprehensive and specialized care in the field of nephrology. Our team of experienced nephrologists is committed to delivering cutting-edge treatments and compassionate care to patients with kidney-related conditions

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What we do

The Department of Nephrology at MPUH provides comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for all kidney diseases, including high blood pressure, kidney stones, and other kidney-related disorders like Acute Renal Failure (ARF) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) The hospital features a modern Renal Dialysis Unit with 17 beds and top-of-the-line Fresenius Dialysis machines. Patients recovering in the ICU can receive bedside dialysis without the need for transfer.
The Department of Nephrology has a team of Senior Consultants who have extensive experience in the management and treatment of Renal Disorders. They are supported by well-trained and customer-focused paramedics and dialysis technicians.

Diseases Treated Under the Branch of Nephrology

Nephrology focuses on ensuring the normal functioning of kidneys by treating conditions that hinder its processes. The
various conditions that fall under the scope of nephrology include:

  • Urine abnormalities such as excess excretion of protein, sugar, blood, casts, and crystals
  • Glomerular complications that affect the tiny filtering systems of the kidneys known the glomerulus.
  • Cancers of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra
  • Acute, sudden, long-term or chronic Renal failure
  • Kidney infections
  • Effects of diseases like diabetes and hypertension on the kidneys
  • Acid-base fluctuations.
  • Kidney and bladder stones
  • Ill effects of toxins and drugs on the kidneys
  • Nephrotic syndrome and nephritis
  • Renal vascular diseases that disturb the blood vessel networks within the kidneys.
  • Tubulointerstitial diseases affecting the kidneys tubules
  • Autoimmune diseases including lupus and autoimmune vasculitis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Dialysis and its associated long-term complications - hemodialysis as well as peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal Transplantations
  • Polycystic kidneys diseases in which large cysts or fluid-filled sacs grow within the kidney damaging its normal functioning – this may be congenital, inherited or genetic.
  • Anemia related to kidney disease.
  • Bone disease related to kidney disease

MPUH specializes

The Nephrology team at MPUH specializes in offering evaluation and treatment for a wide range of
kidney-related complications including:

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Chronic Kidney Disease Management: Enhancing Kidney Health

Our nephrologists specialize in managing chronic kidney disease (CKD), offering tailored treatment plans to slow the progression of the disease and improve patients' quality of life. We provide comprehensive care, including lifestyle modifications, medication management, and dialysis services when needed.

Kidney Transplantation: Transforming Lives Through Transplants

At MPUH, our transplant nephrologists are dedicated to kidney transplantation, providing expert care from evaluation to post-transplant management. We are committed to enhancing the lives of patients through successful kidney transplants and ensuring the long-term well-being of transplant recipients.

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                Replacement Therapies

Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis: Comprehensive Renal Replacement Therapies

Our nephrology team offers advanced hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services, providing life-sustaining renal replacement therapies. With state-of-the-art technology and personalized care, we help patients manage kidney failure and maintain optimal health.

Glomerular Disease Management: Addressing Complex Kidney Disorders

Our nephrologists specialize in diagnosing and managing glomerular diseases, including glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome. We offer individualized treatment plans to minimize the impact of these complex kidney disorders and improve patients' overall well-being.

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                Blood Pressure Control

Hypertension and Renal Vascular Disorders: Optimizing Blood Pressure Control

Our experts in hypertension and renal vascular disorders focus on optimizing blood pressure control and managing conditions that affect the blood vessels in the kidneys. We provide comprehensive care to prevent complications and promote kidney health.

Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders: Restoring Balance

Our nephrologists specialize in diagnosing and managing electrolyte imbalances and acid-base disorders, ensuring that patients' body fluids and chemical balance are maintained for optimal health.

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                Nutrition

Renal Nutrition and Dietetics: Supporting Kidney-Friendly Nutrition

Our renal nutrition specialists work closely with patients to develop kidney-friendly nutrition plans that support overall health and kidney function. We provide guidance on dietary choices to manage kidney-related conditions and improve well-being.

Pediatric Nephrology: Caring for Our Youngest Patients

Our pediatric nephrologists offer specialized care for children with kidney-related conditions, ensuring that our youngest patients receive gentle, effective, and child-centered treatments.

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Research and Innovation: Advancing Nephrology Care

At MPUH, we are committed to advancing the field of nephrology through research and innovation. Our nephrology specialists contribute to medical knowledge and participate in clinical trials to improve treatment options and outcomes for kidney-related conditions.

Signs and symptoms of Nephrology Diseases

  • Frequent swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Consistent headaches
  • Dry and itchiness in the skin
  • Nausea
  • Reduced sense of taste and appetite
  • Less energy and trouble concentrating
  • Unexplained confusion, memory problems, or trouble focusing
  • Pain, fluid in the joints, or stiffness
  • Unexplained blood pressure problems
  • Muscle cramps, numbness, or weakness
  • Exhaustion during the day but problems sleeping at night
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Reduced urine output not related to dehydration
  • Abnormal weight loss

Treatments Available for Nephrology Diseases

The state-of-the-art dialysis units with modern equipment and facilities for nephrology treatment operates 24/7 at full capacity across all multispecialty hospitals of MPUH. Different services offered by the nephrology department include-

  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (CPD)
  • Plasma Dialysis (Plasmapheresis)
  • Liver Dialysis (MARS Therapy)
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Combined Kidney & Liver Transplant and Kidney Biopsy
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

Patients who are critically ill tend to have a high metabolic rate as their bodies are trying to recover from the disease. They need vasoactive drugs and continuous waste elimination while also simultaneously receiving large volumes of fluid in the form of nutritional and inotropic agents and drug infusions. Therefore, CRRT or continuous renal replacement therapy is followed so that wastes and water can be gently removed without causing hypotension. CRRT is a slow form of hemodialysis, where the blood is removed and pumped through a hemofilter.

Peritoneal Dialysis (CPD)

During peritoneal dialysis, a fluid known as dialysate is put into the peritoneal or abdominal cavity with the help of a catheter. The dialysate is allowed to sit there for several hours while waste products pass from the capillaries into the liquid. The dialysate is then drained out.

Liver Dialysis (MARS Therapy)

The Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System or MARS therapy is based on the concept of albumin dialysis and quite effectively eliminates the protein-bound and water-soluble toxins. The treatment procedure could facilitate liver regeneration and stabilisation of vital organ functions.

Meet our Nephrologist

Dr Mohan Rajapurkar

Director, Postgraduate Studies & Research Senior Consultant

M.D.

Dr Shishir Gang

Chairman, Department of Nephrology

M.B.B.S., M.D. [Nephrology]

Dr Umapati Hegde

Fellow ISN Department Vice- Chairman

MD.DNB.

Dr Abhijit M Konnur

Audit Nephrology & Renal transplant Canada

MD. DNB.

Dr Hardik Patel

Consultant Nephrology

M.B.B.S., MD, DNB (Nephrology)

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