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DEPARTMENT OF NEPHROLOGY

 

Overview


The Department of Nephrology, at Kasturba Hospital Manipal is one of the earliest to offer full-fledged nephrology care to patients along the Konkan Coast from Calicut to Goa. The department houses a state-of-the-art haemodialysis unit with trained dialysis nurses and technicians with 24-hour back up. The water purification systems include a reserve osmosis plant of international standards. The Centre has a dedicated haemodialysis facility for patients of acute kidney injury & critical care patients. Recognised for performing renal transplants, it was the first department to provide this service in the region. The department also boasts of Plasmapheresis facility to facilitate plasma removal, which is required in certain neurological and autoimmune disorders. Department offering services for management of all kidney disorder including kidney disease in children and vascular access related issues.

 

TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES

 

Nephrological Procedures :

  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Central Venous catheterizations

 

Peritoneal Dialysis - Acute and Chronic :

  • Plasmapheresis
  • 24 hour ambulatory BP monitoring
  • BP TRU for white coat hypertension. NGAL testing for acute kidney injury
  • Continuous renal replacement for critical illness
  • Hem adsorption - Acute poisoning
  • Kidney imaging

 

Renal Transplantation Program

The Nephrology Centre collectively oversee a very successful ongoing “Live Related Donor Renal Transplantation” programme(the first Renal Transplant was made in oct 1993).This programme offers a relatively affordable package inclusive of donor kidney harvesting and recipient surgery. The Centre thus provides succour to those economically deprived, requiring renal replacement in end stage renal disease.Recently the centre has started “Cadaver Renal Transplantation” from cadaver donors and donors across blood group (ABO incompatibility).

OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Ravindra Prabhu A

Professor & HOD
Nephrology
(Kasturba Hospital)
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Dr. Shankar Prasad N

Professor
Nephrology
(Kasturba Hospital)
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Dr.Dharshan Rangaswamy

Associate Professor
Nephrology
(Kasturba Hospital)
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Dr. Indu R Rao

Assistant Professor
Nephrology
(Kasturba Hospital)
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Dr. Srinivas Vinayak Shenoy

Assistant Professor
Nephrology
(Kasturba Hospital)
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