NEPHROLOGY

At Parekhs Hospital we are ably equipped to treat all kinds of dysfunctions related to kidney (dialysis and/transplant). The department is adept with modern methods and treatments for Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hematuria, Proteinuria, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, and Disorder of acid/base of electrolytes.

Dialysis: Kidney’s primary function is to filter the blood and make urine thereby, letting out impurities and toxins. When this function drops below 10-15%, it is a case of kidney failure and external aid is required for the process. Hemodialysis is usually recommended where in, the blood is filtered through an external membrane called dialyzer, and the filtered blood flows back into the body. For this, an access is created to let the blood flow to and fro. There are three access types for Hemodialysis: Arteriovenous (AV) fistula, AV graft and central venous catheter. But, AV fistula the most recommended.

Prior undergoing Hemodialysis, vital details are checked and the amount of fluid to be removed during the session is pre-determined. The dialysis machine keeps track blood flow, blood pressure, how much fluid is removed and other vital information.