Kidneys are one of the most vital organs in the body. It removes toxic chemicals from the blood, maintains fluid balance and blood pressure and secrete some extremely important hormones. Similarly, urological diseases can make one feel uncomfortable and can completely sap one’s confidence, especially when one least expects it. “
The Department of Renal Sciences at VMML treats diseases in the Kidney and its related organs with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. The efficient team of physicians offer the most comprehensive solutions for urological and nephrological disorders. The Hospital deals with a range of issues faced by individuals with kidney disease and other conditions that affect or arise from the kidneys and prostate. Treatment of Kidney , round the clock dialysis, prostate gland disorders, kidney stone removal, prostate cancer, and kidney tumour are some of the problems addressed here.
Bean-shaped organs that play an essential regulatory role in the body are located at the rear of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys can get affected by Stone, Cancer and other internal factors. Kidney Stone mostly affects younger men. Inadequate consumption of water, poor eating habits like junk food and soft drinks are largely to be blamed for this disease. It causes pain, bleeding in the urine and disturbance in Kidney function. Kidney stone is easy to remove and there are a number of ways to do so.
Lithotripsy (ESWC), MINI PCNL, RIRS are procedures for clearing Kidney Stone. Doctors chose the right option after observation and proper medical investigations.
Urine Analysis, USG, IVU, CT Scan help in reaching at the correct diagnosis. All surgical procedures are minimally invasive and are completed within a day or two. Post operations a healthy diet rich in potassium citrate is beneficial for the patient along with good intake of water.
Kidney Tumour or cancer is common and mostly affects men more than women. Kidney Cancer is sometime caused by VHL gene defect. RCC (Renal Cell Cancer) also called hypernephroma can be detected through an abdominal USG.
Tests like CT Scan help in identifying the size and location of the tumour which leads to a proper surgical procedure. Nephron Sparing Surgery (NSS) is removal of the tumour if it is small and the (less than 4cm) leaving the healthy portion of the Kidney intact. This procedure also takes place through Laparoscopy of either the hand or Robotics.
Laparoscopy is the best way for operating the tumour. One of the kidneys is removed. Patients undergoing this surgery can get back to their day-to-day activities in no time. One kidney does not affect normal life. A patient who goes through this surgery needs to follow up with the physician for at least five years.