Nephrology is a medical super specialty that deals with the functioning of and diseases related to the kidney. Kidneys are the sophisticated filtering units of the body. On an average, the kidneys of a healthy adult process about 180 litres of blood daily to dispose the extra water and waste material in the form of urine. Any alteration or dysfunction in the anatomy or the physiology of the kidney can cause acute or chronic renal (kidney) diseases which can seriously affect the functioning of the entire body.
The Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology at SevenHills Hospital comprises of state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipments with the most updated technology and a team of dedicated and skilled nephrologists and paramedical staff.
Our nephrologists strive to deliver the best possible care to patients suffering from acute or chronic kidney diseases.
Dialysis is a process that removes waste products and excess water from the patients with diseased kidneys. Haemodialysis uses an artificial filter through which blood is circulated with the help of a haemodialysis machine. Peritoneal Dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane in the abdomen as the filter. The process entails instillation, dwelling and removal of a special fluid with the help of a catheter placed in the abdomen.