The Department provides state-of-the-art clinical care for a wide range of Kidney Diseases. The faculty has expertise in every area of nephrology including Acute and Chronic Kidney Diseases, Glomerulonephritis, Cystic Kidney Disease, and Metabolic Disorders.
We have well-equipped Hemodialysis unit with state-of-the-art dialysis machines, which is managed by well-trained dialysis technicians and staffs. As of now, we have seven dialysis stations providing round the clock dialysis services to the needy patients. Eligible patients are given maintenance dialysis at free of cost under Tamilnadu Government’s Medicare program. Patients live normal lives except for the time needed for dialysis. We perform approximately 4000 hemodialyses per year.
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
We encourage CAPD, which is the home-based dialysis therapy for patients with end-stage Kidney disease. CAPD is preferred for patients with vascular access problems and cardiac disease. CAPD catheters are inserted at the bedside through percutaneous technique by trained nephrologists. Patients are taught to perform exchange procedure and to cope with problems during dialysis by experienced PD nurse. Patients are well explained about exit site care of abdominal catheter to avoid any source of infection. People on CAPD visit Dialysis unit once a month.
Kidney biopsies for various indications including nephrotic syndrome, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, and acute glomerulonephritis are done. Kidney biopsy samples are prepared with modern technique and examined by dedicated nephron-pathologist.
Critical care nephrology
We provide nephrology care and extracorporeal therapies like SLED and plasmapheresis to the critically ill patients.