Nephrology as a specialty was practiced at St. Philomena’s Hospital many years ago. Nephrology concerns itself with 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.
St. Philomena’s Hospital has extensive experience of treating various renal disorders and the dialysis center is one of the largest in South India. It has been the motto of the institute to provide quality treatment to all patients suffering from kidney diseases. Patients re referred to Nephrology specialists for various reasons, such as:
> Acute renal failure, a sudden loss of renal function
> Chronic kidney disease, declining renal function, usually with an inexorable rise in creatinione
> Hematuria, blood loss 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
> Diseases of the bladder and prostate such as malignancy, stones or obstruction of the urinary tract
The Department contributes and caters to the needs of the poorer section of population. Good quality and care at affordable cost for treatment have been the hallmark, in line with the motto of the J.M.J. Society, the founders of St. Philomena’s Hospital.