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Being one of the few centres in the country where both cadaver and live donor transplantation are done, we have one of the most experienced teams performing and managing kidney transplants, with extensive training at the best centres across the world.

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is an internal medicine speciality for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients.The kidney is affected by many chronic as well as acute injury, infections, and kidney stones. Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment.

There is a growing need for renal medicine due to the prevalence of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

A few indicators of Nephrological disorders

  • Acute renal failure, a sudden loss of renal function
  • Chronic kidney disease, declining renal function, usually with an inexorable rise in creatinine.
  • Hematuria, blood in the urine
  • Proteinuria, the loss of protein especially albumin in the urine
  • Kidney stones, usually only recurrent stone formers.
  • Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Hypertension that has failed to respond to multiple forms of anti-hypertensive medication or could have a secondary cause
  • Electrolyte disorders or acid/base imbalance

What is the role of a Nephrologist?

Nephrologists diagnose causes and levels of kidney failure and prescribe appropriate treatment such as medication, diet changes, or dialysis. Nephrologists often care for patients for a long period of time, managing their kidney problems through end-state renal failure. If none of these treatments work, patients may be referred for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

We offer highly advanced and comprehensive solutions to complex surgical problems using state-of-the-art technology. The specializations offered by the department of Nephrology at Kamineni Hospitals include:

  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Diabetic nephropathy including genetic studies
  • Glomerular disease (glomerulonephritis)
  • Nephrotic syndrome

We have one of the most experienced teams performing and managing kidney transplants, with extensive training at the best centres across the world. We are one of the few centres in the country where both cadaver and live donor transplantation are done.

  • Live related kidney transplantation
  • ABO incompatible (between non-matched blood groups) kidney transplantation
  • Cadaver kidney transplantation
  • Cross-match positive kidney transplantation
  • Swapping (exchange) kidney transplantation
  • In-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • 24-hour emergency dialysis services
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Slow Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Immunoadsorption
Dr. Ramesh Yelanati

Dr. Ramesh Yelanati

Sr. CONSULTANT

Dr. Ramesh is a Senior Consulting Nephrologist and Transplant Physician at Kamineni Hospital Vijayawada, with 7 years of... ...Read More