Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine's subspecialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney-related diseases. A human body has two kidneys; they are the bean-shaped organs located on either side in the retroperitoneal space. Kidneys are responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. They are also critical for retaining fluid intake and maintaining electrolyte concentrations that may be subjected to change due to numerous conditions or medicines. Several kidney complications are systematic disorders, i.e. they are not only confined to the organ itself. These conditions need specialized treatment and medical care.
One of the most advanced facilities in the region for comprehensive kidney treatment along with a 24 hour running Dialysis Unit. The Centre of Excellence in Nephrology offers specialised nephrology services to patients of all ages. The department of Nephrology started in Fatima Hospital in the year 2013 with 5 Dialysis machines/beds and the centre has grown into 8 bed Dialysis unit with an average of 500 plus dialysis done in a month.
Fatima Centre of Excellence in Nephrology has several landmark achievements to its credit, including the honour of being the third centre in the world to perform a robotic transvaginal renal transplant surgery and the first in India to perform a robotic kidney tumour removal.
Facilities Available under the department
- 1) OPD Consultation & IPD Consultation (1st and 3rd Saturday of every month)
- 2) Hemodialysis (24 hours)
- 1. Placement of Long Term Hemodialysis Catheter (Permcath)
- 2. Jugular Catheterization