nephrology and urology
Nephrology & Urology Department – An Overview
Amcare Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment for urological and nephrological conditions in both adults and children. The institute specialises in providing services in the areas of urology, uro-oncology, robotic surgery, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. We offer full spectrum of diagnostics and treatment for urology cancers, prostate diseases, laproscopic urology, reconstructive urology surgery, stone disease, erectile dysfunction, paediatric urology, paediatric renal transplant and andrology.
We are committed to offer highest clinical governance standards and patient centric care by incorporating latest advancements in our field. Nephrology is the study of the normal functioning of kidneys as well as treatment or diseases related to it. Kidneys are essential for filtering out waste products and excess water from the body. They are also vital for retaining the fluid intake, electrolytes that may be altered by numerous conditions or medicines.
Some diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders, which means, they are not limited to the organ itself and may require special treatment. Examples include acquired diseases like systemic vasculitides (e.g. ANCA vasculitis) and autoimmune diseases (e.g., lupus), as well as genetic conditions like polycystic kidney disease. Patients are referred to nephrology experts after a urinalysis, for multiple reasons, such as chronic kidney disease, acute kidney failure, hematuria, kidney stones, proteinuria hypertension, and disorders of electrolytes or acid/base.
Our services include: ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Urological Surgery, Uro-Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery of Urinary Tract, Renal Transplantation, urodynamic, shockwave lithotripsy and laser urological procedures. In addition, our intuitive surgical Da Vinci XI Robotic System is optimized to perform highly complex urological procedures like radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy, partial nephrectomy etc. The equipment is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery as the surgical procedures are carried out with great precision for improved patient outcomes
Amyloidosis is caused when an abnormal protein called amyloid is deposited in the organs and tissues. This is usually produced in the bone marrow and frequently affects the liver, spleen, nervous system, kidneys, heart and digestive tract. Severe Amyloidosis can cause life-threatening organ failure.
Nephrotic syndrome is a serious kidney disorder causing the body to excrete excessive protein in the urine. The small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood are damaged, thereby causing swelling in the feet and ankles.
Prostatitis is typically a condition that involves inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the area around it. There are four types of prostatitis, each with a range of symptoms: Acute bacterial prostatitis, Chronic bacterial prostatitis, Chronic prostatitis without infection, Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis
This is generally a condition where organs, such as the uterus, falls down or slip out of place. It is used for organs protruding through the vagina or the rectum or for the misalignment of the valves of the heart. This can happen when the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place get weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery. In many cases more than one organ can prolapse as well.
Cystic fibrosis is a serious disorder that can cause severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.
Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults.
Hypertension or High blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries increases. This requires the heart to work harder than usual to circulate blood through the blood vessels.
Hematuria refers to the presence of red blood cells in the urine. This is actually a sign that there is a kidney stone or a tumor in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra), ranging from trivial to lethal.
Overactive bladder or urge incontinence refers to strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions. The frequent need to urinate may occur during the day, at night, or both. If there is loss of bladder control then it is known as urge incontinence