Diseases of the kidney and the urinary tract are usually chronic disorders needing individualized patient care and the appropriate management requires utmost dedication from the treating doctor. Nephrology as a clinical specialty has the unique ability to give the opportunity of life to its patients even though their kidneys are entirely damaged. Indeed, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients can live by means of renal replacement therapy (RRT), although the quality of this life is not without problems, due mainly to cardiovascular and bone disorders. Technological progress and optimal performance of RRT (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis), as well as renal transplantation, already offer new perspectives and essential improvement in this field of medicine.
The Department of Nephrology at AIG Hospitals has been established with the aim of providing the best possible care for kidney-related ailments with the treatment being guided by internationally recommended nephrology guidelines. The consultant nephrologists are experienced in treating patients from all walk of life and committed to providing affordable health care without compromising the quality.
The renal unit is embarked with active renal transplantation programme. The facility is also equipped with the latest dialysis and CRRT machines delivering various dialytic modalities like hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, hemodiafiltration, plasmapheresis and backed by the experienced critical care team. The department provides comprehensive diagnostic facilities and doctors are well experienced in procedures like renal biopsy, tunnelled catheter insertion, and CAPD catheter insertion. Preventive nephrology remains one of the most important visions of the department.