Directory of services
The Nephrology Department will bring the highest quality of care to patients with all types of acute and chronic diseases of the kidneys.
The department is staffed by internationally qualified nephrologists, and specialized nursing staff with exceptional skills in all forms of dialysis treatment.
SCOPE OF SERVICE
The Nephrology Department maintains active clinical facilities for inpatient and ambulatory care, including acute and chronic dialysis and renal transplantation in concert with the Department of Surgery. Clinical activities have expanded to meet the growing need for hospital care, as well as responding to the growing population of end stage renal disease patients on dialysis support.
- Patients over 14 years of age.
- Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of secondary hypertension and essential hypertension.
- Evaluation and care of the patient with acute renal failure.
- Evaluation and treatment of the patient with glomerulonephritis.
- Evaluation and treatment of the patient with electrolyte and / or acid-base disorders.
- Evaluation and care of the patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and progressive renal insufficiency.
- Care of the patient with polycystic kidney disease.
- Diagnosis and management of renal osteodystrophy.
- Renal transplant care.
- Pre-dialysis care.
- Care of patients with diabetic nephropathy.
The department’s facilities include state-of-the-art dialysis stations, the latest technology in artificial kidneys, personalized treatment programs. The clinical activities have expanded to meet the growing need for hospital care, as well as responding to the growing population of end stage renal.
The most common indication for patients receiving kidney transplantation is diabetes and hypertension followed by glomerulonephritis. Following transplantation, one-year graft survival for patients with living-related donors is 96%.
LIVING DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
Methods of assessing and meeting patient care needs:
- Clinical assessment.
- Laboratory work (initial and advanced).
- Imaging Service for diagnostic and interventional services (guided renal biopsy; insertion of central lines etc.).
- Renal transplantation.
- Clinical nephrology.
- Renal transplantation (complete program).
- Hemoperfusion service: For the treatment of certain types of toxin and drug overdose. (This service already exists in both experience and equipment).
- Slow continuous replacement therapy for acutely ill patients with renal impairment.