Nephrology

Aster Prime Hospital has a dedicated department of Nephrology that is involved in kidney concerns. With the best infrastructure in Hyderabad, the experts in the department include nephrologists, renal transplant surgeons, dialysis technicians, and caring nursing staff.

As one of the renowned kidney hospitals in Hyderabad, Aster Prime Hospital provides a wide range of advanced nephrology services, such as dialysis, kidney transplantation, CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) and permcath insertion.

Our dialysis facilities include a double RO water treatment plant for dialysis and hemodialysis with ultrapure water for a clean and sterile environment.

Our Nephrology department offers 24/ 7 emergency services, outpatient and inpatient divisions, a daycare unit and highly dedicated medical staff to look after the patients and ensure that their health needs are met effectively and efficiently.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Diagnostics for Nephrology
  • Urine test
  • Blood tests
  • Renal function tests- BUN, Creatinine, Na/K, Cl-GFR
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Imaging tests:
    • Intravenous urography (IVU)
    • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
    • CT scan of the kidney and urinary tract
  • Renal angiography
  • Kidney biopsy
Diagnostic for Urology
  • Cystoscopy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Focussed ultrasonography
  • TRUS
  • CT scan

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

Are there any dietary changes required to prevent Kidney disease?

Kidney-friendly meal plan( Low salt diet-avoid consuming canned foods, Pickles)

Adequate Hydration,
Voiding self/over the counter medication,
Abstinence from smoking

What can I do to protect my kidneys?

Get regular health checkup done(especially when there is a family history), Blood pressure and Blood sugar levels.

How does high blood pressure affect the Kidney?

Your kidneys and circulatory system depend on each other for good health. High Blood pressure will damage the delicate functioning units of the kidney which do not filter blood well, Damaged kidneys fail to regulate blood pressure. It's a vicious cycle.

Is drinking a lot of water good for kidneys?

Adequate hydration is good for healthy kidneys(for eg: A 70 kg individual is supposed to drink 10 glasses of water(2.5 -3 L/day).

Can kidney failure be controlled?

Healthy lifestyle, good control of blood sugar and blood pressure, adherence to Medication.

What will a urologist do on the first visit?

They take your history and examine you. They also suggest few investigations as required.

What type of procedure does a Urologist perform?

When you visit a urologist, they’ll start by doing one or more of these tests to find out what condition you have:

Imaging tests, such as a CT Scan, MRI Scan, or Ultrasound, allow them to see inside your urinary tract.
They can order a cystogram, which involves taking x-ray images of your bladder.
Your urologist can perform a Cystoscopy. This involves using a thin scope called a cystoscope to see the inside of your urethra and bladder.
They can perform a post-void residual urine test to find out how fast urine leaves your body during urination. It also shows how much urine is left in your bladder after you urinate.
They can use a urine sample to check your urine for bacteria that cause infections.
They can perform urodynamic testing to measure the pressure and volume inside your bladder.
Urologists are also trained to perform different types of surgery. This may include performing:

Biopsies of the bladder, kidneys, or prostate.
A cystectomy, which involves removing the bladder, to treat cancer.
Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, which involves breaking up kidney stones so they can remove them more easily.
A kidney transplant, which involves replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy one.
A procedure to open a blockage.
A repair of damage due to injury.
A repair of urinary organs that aren’t well-formed.
A prostatectomy, which involves removing all or part of the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer.
A sling procedure, which involves using strips of mesh to support the urethra and keep it closed to treat urinary incontinence.
Transurethral resection of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
A ureteroscopy, which involves using a scope to remove stones in the kidneys and ureter.
A vasectomy to prevent pregnancy, which involves cutting and tying the vas deferens or the tube sperm travel through to produce semen.
 

How is early-stage CKD treated?

Low Protein Diet, Low salt diet, keeping Blood Sugars and Blood Pressure under control, maintaining BMI<23 kg/m2.

Is there a diet that is good for kidneys?

Low protein and low salt diet. By reducing protein intake, people with kidney disease who are not on dialysis can reduce stress on their kidneys and prevent the buildup of urea in the bloodstream. Limiting sodium can help lower the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease.

Lower-protein foods: Bread, Fruits, Vegetables, Pasta and rice.
Avoid higher-protein foods: Red meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs.
Low Potassium and low phosphorus foods.

What habits damage the kidney?

Obesity, Physical inactivity, Smoking, less intake of water, abusing salt shaker, eating processed food, eating too much meat and too much food high in sugars, Heavy alcohol drinkers, pain killer abuse.

How is Diabetes control related to my kidney function?

With diabetes, the small blood vessels in the kidney are injured, your kidneys cannot clean your blood properly. The body of an individual will retain more water and salt than it should, which can result in weight gain and ankle swelling. You may have protein in your urine. Also, waste materials will build up in your blood.

Is there a surgery required for removal of stones?

The need for surgery is decided based on the size of the stone, their location and obstruction caused by the stones.

How long Does it take to heal from Cystoscopy?

These symptoms should get better in 1 or 2 days. You will be able to go back to work for usual activities in 1 or 2 days

When should I consult a Urologist?

Have blood in your urine (Hematuria).
Experience consistent pain or burning while urinating, which could indicate a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
Have a frequent need to urinate or have difficulty urinating.
Experience incontinence.
Have frequent UTIs.
Have severe constipation.
Conditions exclusive to men include problems with getting or keeping an erection; anything related to fertility; an elevation or change in your prostate-specific antigen (PSA); an abnormal prostate exam or a testicular mass or persistent pain. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, yet in its early stages, prostate cancer often has no symptoms.

Women experience urological problems differently, such as urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. They also may have a urinary fistula, pelvic organ prolapse, and voiding dysfunction.

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