Renal Health & Intervention
Centre for Renal Health and Intervention The department of Nephrology at the Centre for Renal Health and Intervention (CRHI), Meitra Hospital, Kozhikode aims to provide comprehensive clinical care integrated with transparent, ethical practices and cutting edge research. Our endeavour is to facilitate an exceptional experience for patients tethered to the best possible clinical outcomes, in tune with the larger Meitra Hospital vision. The department in phase one of inception is manned by two consultants and assisted by a dedicated team of Dialysis nurses, Technicians and other support staff. Comprehensive Nephrology care is offered; comprising of outpatient services including multidisciplinary speciality clinics, in patient renal care including consultation service and ICU dialysis, maintenance hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, treatment of poisoning, renal biopsy and management of Glomerular disease, Plasmapheresis and Plasma Exchange, The centre is equipped to provide the full range of transplantation services both living donor and deceased donor kidney transplantation. The hemodialysis unit and outpatient clinics of the CRHI are located on the first floor in the main outpatient area adjacent to the day care space. The outpatient department will function daily 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM. Maintenance hemodialysis unit will be operational Monday to Saturday 7.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Emergency hemodialysis will be provided round the clock. Inpatient services are available throughout the day.

Nephrolithotripsy

Nephrolithotripsy is a medical procedure done to remove kidney stones. It is usually recommended for larger kidney stones or stones in the ureter and also when other treatment options have failed.

Procedure

  • Nephrolithotripsy is performed under general anaesthesia.
  • The procedure takes about 1 hour.
  • The surgeon makes one or two small incisions in your back and puts a hollow tube and a probe through it.
  • The hollow tube or scope, along with the probe is inserted into the kidney through your bladder.
  • A puncture is made in the kidney which is guided by X-ray imaging and the stones are removed.
  • More than one puncture may be required for larger stones.
  • When the procedure is completed, the surgeon may leave drainage tubes in the kidney.

Benefits

  • Most effective for patients with multiple stones, larger stones are stones in the ureter.

Risks

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Injury to the surrounding organs
  • Perforation in the kidney
  • Damage that affects normal kidney function

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