Nephrology

Providing excellent clinical care to patients suffering from acute and chronic renal conditions, we are engineered to deliver excellent outcomes. As one of the most technologically advanced programs in India, we are dedicated to caring for patients with all types of kidney disorders and abnormalities. These include clinical nephrology, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology and renal transplantation. Additionally, our centre specialises in the treatment of a broad spectrum of urological conditions ranging from cancers of the urogenital and renal system to ailments such as male and female incontinence and even paediatric urology. Our experienced team includes kidney transplant specialists, nephrologists, urologists and support staff who meet the challenges of conducting multiple lifesaving procedures. To address renal diseases holistically we have a team of social workers, psychologists, dieticians, nurses, technicians and transplant co-ordinators who provide the warmth and care to patients and families. At this department, we offer the most advanced diagnostics, comprehensive pre-operative evaluation and dialysis support, the latest facilities available in procedures, and complete post-operative care to minimise the chances of infection.

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We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

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

Outpatient Division

Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages.
Measures to detect, prevent and stop progression of kidney diseases
Close follow-up and advice on management of different forms kidney diseases (along with the team of social workers, nurses and renal dieticians).

Faqs

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Can kidney failure be controlled?

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

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).

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.

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.

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

Dr. Vidyashankar P

Dr. Vidyashankar P
Dr. Vidyashankar P
Lead Consultant - Nephrology
MBBS, DCH, DNB, DM (Nephrology)
Speciality
Nephrology, Urology
Experience
18 Years
Hospital
Aster RV Bangalore, Aster CMI Bangalore
Languages
English
Overview

Dr. Vidyashankar P. is the Lead Consultant Nephrologist. Underwent Nephrology training from prestigious Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai under the renowned nephrologists, Dr. Alan F Almeida and Dr. N.K Hase. He is a Baxter Scienticia Scholar in CAPD University of Bejing. He excels in Percutaneous CAPD catheter insertion and Perm catheter insertion.

Dr. Vidyashankar’s expertise is in Critical care Nephrology, Transplantation, CAPD and Pediatric Nephrology. He is an active Member of Indian Society of Nephrology, Member of International Society of Nephrology and also a Member of European Dialysis and Transplantation Association. Having an appreciable number of publications and paper presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Vidyashankar was involved in numerous research programs such as, Validity of Iron studies in the diagnosis of iron deficiency in the presence of inflammation of hemodialysis and pre-dialysis patients, Efficacy and safety of Lanthanum carbonate in the management of hyperphosphatemia of chronic kidney disease, Factors determining the inflammatory state in hemodialysis patients: a cross sectional study

Area of expertise
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Transplantation
  • CAPD and Pediatric nephrology
  • Percutaneous
  • CAPD catheter insertion
  • Perm catheter insertion
Awards and recognitions
  • Secured third position in the MBBS final examination conducted by the Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
  • Winner of Indian Academy of Paediatric quiz at Zonal level held by Indian academy of Paediatricians.
  • Won a first prize in National Neonatology Forum quiz at Zonal level. CAPD.
  • Ranked 1st in DM Entrance examination conducted by Directorate of Medical Education, Maharashtra
  • Presented with the first prize in Nephropathology quiz at the Renal pathology national workshop held in Mumbai
  • Khurdeshji Bhurjis Best research paper in ISN west zone for –Determinants of inflammation in hemodialysis patients.
  • High DSA and anti HLA antibody patients


Memberships

  • Karnataka Medical Council
  • International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • European society of dialysis and transplantation


Papers Published

  • Number of publications and paper presentations nationally and internationally

Dr. Sridhar Reddy S

Dr Sridhar Reddy S
Dr. Sridhar Reddy S
Consultant - Nephrology
MD, DM
Speciality
Nephrology
Experience
7 Years
Hospital
Ramesh Sanghamitra Hospital Ongole
Languages
English
Overview

Dr. Sridhar Reddy is Consultant in Nehrology at Ramesh Sanghamitra Hospitals, Ongole. He completed his MD from RLJH, RGUHS and DM in Nephrology from NMC, NTRUHS.

His areas of interest include Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Evaluation of Kidney Transplant and post-surgery follow up.

Area of expertise
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerular Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Kidney Transplant

Dr.V.Narayanan Unni

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Dr.V.Narayanan Unni
Senior Consultant
FRCP, FISN, DM in Nephrology, DNB, MD in General Medicine, MBBS
Speciality
Nephrology
Experience
39 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

One of the most respected medical professionals in the region, Dr. V. Narayanan Unni is a Senior Consultant of Nephrology and Urology. Rated among the best Nephrologists he has more than 35 years of experience in treating patients of all ages with kidney diseases. An expert in hypertension and kidney transplantation ( Adult & Children ). Has considerable experience in managing patients with diabetic kidney disease, Renal diseases in children and various forms of Dialysis.

Awards and recognitions
  • Awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK)
  • Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Key Opinion Leader in Kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society
  • Member of many national and international professional associations in Nephrology
  • Invited to deliver talks and guest lectures at national and international conferences.
  • President of Nephrology Association of Kerala
  • Published 54 articles in International and Indian Medical Journals
  • Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Recipient of six Gold Medals for MBBS
  • Chapters in textbooks - Essentials of Nephrology and Urology, Renal Replacement therapy in Text Book of Medicine &Text book of Medicine
  • Examiner for DM in Nephrology at P.G.I.M.E.R Chandigarh,C.M.C. Hospital, Vellore , Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai & Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University
  • Examiner for Nephrology in the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Dr.Vinod Kumar K

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Dr.Vinod Kumar K
Consultant
DNB in Nephrology, MD, MBBS
Speciality
Nephrology
Experience
11 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada
Overview

Dr. Vinod Kumar K specializes in General Nephrology. In a career spanning over a decade, he has developed an interest in Critical Care Nephrology and Renal Transplantation. He was an Assistant Professor of General Medicine at Government Medical College, Kannur before joining the Centre of Excellence in Nephrology and Urology at Aster Medcity. He has also worked at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, and BMH Care Hospital, Kochi. He holds a Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) in Nephrology from St John’s Medical College in Bangalore; a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in General Medicine from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli; and an MBBS from JSS Medical College, Mysore.

Awards and recognitions
  • Published multiple articles in national and international journals

Dr. Vishnu Dev Urs

Dr
Dr. Vishnu Dev Urs
Senior Specialist
DM in Nephrology, MD in General Medicine, MBBS
Speciality
Nephrology
Experience
8 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Overview

A Nephrologist with experience in prevention/management of kidney diseases, Dr. Vishnu Dev is well-versed in advanced modes of treatment, including treatment for glomerular disorders, haemodialysis and kidney (renal) transplant. Dr. Vishnu Dev Urs is also a trained General Physician with more than 3 years of experience in providing comprehensive treatment to patients with acute/chronic diseases.

Awards and recognitions
  • Gold medal recipient for DM in Nephrology
  • Awarded Short Term Studentship award by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi

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