New Hope Medical Centre offers excellent Nephrology services, on par with renowned Medical Institutions.
The Department of Nephrology provides comprehensive health care for patients with different types of renal (kidney) diseases. Acute and chronic renal diseases caused by diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stone disease, infections, hereditary illness and poisons are diagnosed and managed.
Outpatient and Inpatient Services
Highly qualified and experienced physicians look after patients with various types of kidney diseases. The physicians are ably supported by a committed team of nurses, physician assistants, medical social workers and a renal nutritionist.
Treatment for Kidney Failure
Patients with a severe degree of kidney failure cannot lead a comfortable life with medications and dietary restrictions alone. They need a treatment modality known as dialysis, a procedure to purify the blood by removing toxic substances.
The term chronic renal failure denotes a permanent loss of kidney function. When a person has suffered an irreversible loss of more than 90% of kidney function, the patient is diagnosed as having end-stage renal disease. Patients with end-stage renal disease undergo lifelong maintenance dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The department offers two types of dialysis; hemodialysis, in which the patient's blood is filtered by an artificial kidney and peritoneal dialysis, wherein a soft tube called a catheter is used to fill the abdomen with a cleansing liquid called dialysis solution. Those with end- stage renal disease are given the option of either hemodialysis or Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD).
In this state-of-the-art facility patients are continuously monitored by modern electronic devices to provide smooth and comfortable treatment with a greatly reduced risk of complications.
The dialysis therapists work closely with the nephrologists, the trained staff nurses, and medical social workers to provide comprehensive care. There are also facilities for plasmapheresis, which is a procedure to remove toxins and unwanted proteins from the blood of patients who have auto-immune diseases.