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Nephrology & Renal Transplant

Department of Nephrology – Global Hospitals Mumbai

On behalf of the Renal Sciences team of Global Hospitals, Mumbai, we offer you a warm welcome! We are gratified to share information about our Nephrology department. We are amongst some of the best kidney hospitals for the treatment of Kidney Diseases in Mumbai. We have the best doctors, infrastructure, and technologies for the treatment of kidney diseases.

With sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy dietary practices of the growing population, kidneys are the organs that are most affected primarily. Chronic kidney disease or CKD and acute kidney injury are on a worldwide rise. CKD affects about 10 to 15% of the world’s population and is associated with accelerated aging and critical cardiovascular complexities. Low hydration, heat stress due to global warming, an inactive lifestyle, and overuse of protein pump inhibitors can contribute to this epidemic.

Being amongst the best kidney hospitals in Mumbai for kidney-related diseases, the Department of Nephrology offers top-notch medical services to overcome the wide spectrum of adult and paediatric kidney diseases. We examine the root causal factor of the disease, indulge in preoperative evaluation, dialysis support, and comprehensive post-operative care by channelizing our efforts to prevent the chance of recurrence.

We have the latest technological equipment and have a great infrastructure. Our services and the way we deliver them make us one of the best nephrology hospitals in Mumbai. Our doctors are years of experience and are experts in their field. Our hospital staff provides full support to patients. The sheer number of happy patients makes us one of the best nephrology hospitals in Mumbai.


Why choose Global Hospitals for treating Kidney dieases?

Global Hospitals, Mumbai, is undoubtedly amongst the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney diseases in Mumbai. We are proud to have performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries for the treatment of kidney diseases. Not only do we have access to treating kidney diseases, but we also have the best doctors for nephrology in Mumbai.

Our nephrology department comprises of the best doctors in the country. The hard work and efforts for the patients put by our doctors make us one of the best hospitals for nephrology in Mumbai. The trust imbibed in us by our patients proudly makes us one of the best nephrology hospitals in Mumbai.

We are a centre specialized in providing comprehensive care catered to meet patient needs.

  • A centre for developing procedures and advanced surgical care
  • A centre for harnessing the power of technology to improve patient outcomes
  • A centre for delivering patient experiences with empathy and positivity
  • A centre for promoting the need for early detection & holistic treatment 

Our commitment to improving patient outcomes and patient quality of life remains undeterred. To this end we remain steadfastly committed to:

  • Use of advanced technology
  • World-class quality standards
  • Pioneering new treatment methods
  • Employing the best talent

Being amongst the best hospital for kidney diseases in Mumbai, we take full care of the patient from the beginning and promise to be by the patient during the full procedure.


Diagnosis of Kidney Dieases

The quality of diagnostic methods plays a significant role in the early detection and evaluation of kidney diseases. Being amongst the best hospital for the diagnosis of kidney diseases, we maintain the highest standards by applying technologically superior diagnostic services and automated processes which improve the speed and efficiency of results. We have skilled clinicians and top equipment at our diagnostic labs, and that makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney diseases in Mumbai. Some key diagnostic procedures that we offer for diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases include the following: 

  • Urine Analysis: It reveals the excess proteins that are being excreted from the body in the urine. Urine Analysis helps to detect kidney and urinary tract infections. 
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is estimated by analysing the clearance of a substance that is freely filtered through the filtering units of the kidneys called glomerulus.
  • Ultrasound Scanning: Ultrasound scanning uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the intestinal organs. It helps to detect hydronephrosis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, etc.
  • MR Angiography: MR angiography is used to detect abnormalities in the blood vessels within the kidneys. 
  • Imaging Studies of the Kidney: Imaging studies of the kidney include Computed Tomography scan (CT scan) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to detect renal tumors and cancer.
  • Renal Biopsy: In Renal Biopsy, a small amount of renal tissue is taken from the kidney using long thin hollow needles if a lesion is detected.
  • Intravenous Urography (IVU): Intravenous urography (IVU) is a test where an iodinated contrast dye is injected into the veins of the patient. 
  • Scintigraphy: Scintigraphy uses radioactive isotopes that help to detect abnormal functions of the kidney.
  • Renal Arteriography: In Renal Arteriography, a thin catheter is inserted into the femoral artery through an imaging study.

Treatment of Kidney Dieases

DIFFERENT DISEASES TREATED BY INSTITUTE OF RENAL SCIENCES

Global Hospitals, Mumbai, has a dedicated renal sciences team that works towards treating kidney diseases to the best of their efficiencies. We have the best nephrology surgeons from all over the country. Being one of the best hospitals for treatment of Kidney Diseases in Mumbai, we help and guide the patient through the whole process from the beginning to the end. The different treatments offered by the Institute of Renal Sciences of one of the best hospitals for nephrology in Mumbai are:

  • Kidney Stones: Kidney stones are the clumps of waste that build up and stick together in the kidneys due to too much waste and not enough fluid in the body. We offer treatment for kidney stones and are amongst the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney stones in Mumbai.
  • Prostate Cancer: This cancer occurs in the prostate gland in men that produces the crucial fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. We offer treatment for prostate cancer and are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of prostate cancer in Mumbai.
  • Enlarged Prostate: An enlarged prostate means the growth of the prostate gland in its size. However, it does not raise the risk of cancer. We offer treatment for enlarged prostate and we are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of enlarged prostate in Mumbai.
  • Kidney Failure: Kidney failure happens when the kidneys lose the ability to sufficiently filter waste from the blood. We offer treatment for kidney failure and we are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney failure in Mumbai.
  • Chronic Nephropathy: Chronic Nephropathy is caused by damage to the small blood vessels or to the units in the kidneys that help to clean the blood. We offer treatment for chronic nephropathy and are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of chronic nephropathy in Mumbai.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Chronic kidney disease is slow and gradual damage to kidney function over several years. A person eventually develops permanent kidney failure if not treated. We offer treatment for chronic kidney disease and are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in Mumbai.
  • Kidney Infection: Kidney infection, also known as pyelonephritis, is a very common type of urinary tract infection. We offer treatment for a kidney infection and are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney infection in Mumbai.
  • Glomerulonephritis: It is an inflammation of the tiny filters in the kidneys. We offer treatment for Glomerulonephritis and are amongst the best hospital for the treatment of Glomerulonephritis in Mumbai.
  • Nephroblastoma: Nephroblastoma is a cancer of the kidneys that most often occurs in children and rarely occurs in adults. We offer treatment for Nephroblastoma and are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of Nephroblastoma in Mumbai.
  • Kidney Cysts: Kidney cysts are spherical pouches of liquid that form in the kidneys, associated with serious disorders that may damage the kidney function. We offer treatment for kidney cysts and are amongst the best hospital for the treatment of kidney cysts in Mumbai.
KIDNEY CYSTS

What are kidney cysts?

Kidney cysts are spherical pouches of liquid that form in the kidneys, associated with serious disorders that may damage the kidney function. Diagnosis at a good time is recommended as it can stop the cysts from becoming complex.

What are the symptoms of kidney cysts?

Usually, there are no obvious signs and symptoms of simple kidney cysts. However, the symptoms of kidney cysts that show the complexity of the cysts are:

  • Dull pain in the back
  • Fever
  • Upper Abdomen Pain

We advise the patients to see a doctor as soon as they see the following symptoms.

What causes kidney cysts?

The causes of kidney cysts are not that clear yet. Some theories suggest that kidney cysts are developed when the surface layer of the kidney weakens and forms a pouch (diverticulum). The pouch gets filled with the fluid, detaches itself, which leads to the formation of the cyst.

How are kidney cysts diagnosed?

There are a few tests and procedures that are performed by our doctors to diagnose kidney cysts in the patients. We have one of the best nephrologists for the treatment of kidney cysts in Mumbai. The following tests are performed accurately for diagnosing kidney cysts:

  • Imaging Test
  • Kidney Function Test

How are kidney cysts treated?

If a kidney cyst does not cause any signs and symptoms, then the patient does not require any treatment for kidney cysts. However, if a kidney cyst shows signs and symptoms, then treatment for the same is recommended. We have among us some of the best doctors for the treatment of kidney cysts in Mumbai. Our doctors are experts and have a great success rate. We are always there for our patients, and this makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney cysts in Mumbai.

GLOMERULONEPHRITIS

What is Glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis is an infection in the tiny filters in the kidneys. It occurs on its own or as a part of another disease, such as lupus or diabetes. 

What are the symptoms of Glomerulonephritis?

The symptoms of Glomerulonephritis depend on whether the person has an acute or chronic form and the cause. The following symptoms have to be kept in mind:

  • Pink-coloured urine from red blood cells in your urine 
  • Foamy urine due to excess protein 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Fluid retention with swelling evident in your face, hands, feet, and abdomen

What causes Glomerulonephritis?

There are a lot of conditions that can add up to the causes of Glomerulonephritis. The conditions that can lead to cause glomerulonephritis are:

  • Infections
  • Immune diseases
  • Vasculitis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

How is Glomerulonephritis diagnosed?

Glomerulonephritis is diagnosed by doctors when a routine urinalysis of a patient is abnormal. We have one of the best nephrologists for the treatment of Glomerulonephritis in Mumbai. Our doctors ask the patient to undertake the following tests for testing glomerulonephritis:

  • Urine Test
  • Blood Test
  • Imaging Test
  • Kidney Biopsy

How is Glomerulonephritis treated?

The treatment of Glomerulonephritis is performed soon after diagnosing the problem in detail by our expert doctors. The treatment and outcome depend upon whether the patient has an acute or chronic form of the disease and the type of severity. We have among the best doctor for the treatment of Glomerulonephritis in Mumbai. Our doctors are experts in all the treatments that they do and have a great success rate. They give accurate advice to patients about the treatment and medications. We are always there for our patients, and this put us in the league of some of the best hospitals for the treatment of Glomerulonephritis in Mumbai.

DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY

What is diabetic nephropathy?

A diabetic nephropathy is a form of kidney damage that occurs from having diabetes. It can progress to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.

What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

There are no early for this condition. The occurrence of symptoms happens when the kidney has significant damage. However, the following symptoms can be kept in mind:

  • weight loss
  • poor appetite
  • swollen feet and ankles
  • eye puffiness
  • itchy skin
  • muscle cramps
  • urge to pass urine often
  • fatigue
  • lack of concentration

What causes diabetic nephropathy?

There are many causes of diabetic nephropathy. These causes include:

  • the duration of having diabetes
  •  high blood glucose levels
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • smoking

These causes are likely to increase the chances of causing diabetic nephropathy to a person. Therefore, a person is advised to keep a check on the above-stated causes.

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

If a patient has diabetes, our doctor will recommend regular check-ups to check on the patient’s blood glucose control. We have amongst the best nephrologist for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. They ask the patient about any symptoms that he/she has and perform a physical examination, looking for any complications of diabetes. The following tests are also recommended by our doctors:

  • Urine Test
  • Blood Test

How is diabetic nephropathy treated? 

Early detection and treatment of diabetic nephropathy help to stop the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes and can reverse it if done in the early stages. We have amongst the best doctors for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in Mumbai. They give the right advice to the patients about the medication and treatments and are experts in all the treatments that they do and have a great success rate. This makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in Mumbai.

ENLARGED PROSTATE

What is an enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate means the growth of the prostate gland in its size. It starts to interfere with the urethra, the tube inside the penis that carries urine and semen out of the body.

What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

There is not an agreement between physicians on exactly why the prostate begins to grow over. However, a widely speculated theory is that an excess of certain hormones may be the catalyst. However, the following are the symptoms of enlarged prostate:

  • weak urinary system
  • sudden urge to urinate
  • frequent urination
  • inability to empty the bladder during urination
  • trouble initiating urine flow

What causes an enlarged prostate?

There is not an agreement amongst doctors on the causes of enlarged prostate, though it is extensively considered that an excess of certain hormones may be the catalyst. Some researchers have shown a high association between the DHT levels in the blood and enlarged prostates. Alternatively, men with low levels of DHT do not experience enlarged prostates.

How is enlarged prostate diagnosed?

An enlarged prostate is diagnosed through a series of tests which involve:

  • Digital Rectum Exam
  • Urinalysis
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen Test (PSA)
  • Urodynamic Tests
  • Cystoscopy

These tests are carried out with full accuracy by our team of doctors. We have some of the best nephrologist for the treatment of enlarged prostate in Mumbai.

How is enlarged prostate treated? 

The treatment for an enlarged prostate is carried out through non-invasive treatment, surgery, and medications. We have some of the best doctor for the treatment of enlarged prostate in Mumbai, who informs the patient about the favourable treatment that the patient should undergo. Our doctors are experts in all the treatments that they do and have a great success rate. This makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of enlarged prostate in Mumbai.

PROSTATE CANCER

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland in men that produces the crucial fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is one of the most abundant types of cancer that occur to men.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

During its early stages, there may not be any symptoms of prostate cancer. However, you can lookout for the following symptoms in the advanced stages:

  • trouble while urinating
  • decreased flow while urinating
  • blood in semen
  • bone pain
  • erectile dysfunction
  • pelvic area discomfort

What are the causes of prostate cancer?

The cause of prostate cancer is not clear. However, according to doctors, prostate cancer begins with the abnormality in the cells of the prostate gland. These abnormal cells keep on growing and divide rapidly. The abnormal cells accumulate and form a tumor that grows to invade nearby tissue. These abnormal cells also break and spread to other parts of the body.

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

The prostate cancer is diagnosed by a series of tests which involve 

  • Ultrasound
  • Collecting a sample of the prostate tissue
  • MRI fusion

These tests are carried out with full accuracy by our team of doctors. We have amongst the best nephrologist for the treatment of prostate cancer in Mumbai.

How is prostate cancer treated?

The treatment of prostate cancer is carried out through surgery. There are many surgeries available for prostate cancer, depending upon the intensity of cancer. Surgeries such as Radiation Therapy, Hormone Therapy, Freezing Prostate Tissue, Chemotherapy, Biological Therapy are carried out by our doctors who are some of the best doctors for the treatment of prostate cancer in Mumbai. The treatment is performed with a great success rate, and that makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of prostate cancer in Mumbai.

KIDNEY STONES

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are the clumps of waste that build up and stick together in the kidneys due to too much waste and not enough fluid in the body.

What are the symptoms of kidney stones?

The causes of kidney stones and the symptoms of kidney stones are the following:

  • presence of kidney stones before
  • someone in the family has kidney stones
  • lack of water in the body
  • obesity
  • you had gastric bypass surgery 
  • you take calcium-based antacids
  • you have a kidney disease
  • you have bowel or urine irritation
  • pain during urinating
  • blood in urine
  • lower abdomen and back pain
  • nausea and vomiting

What are the different types of kidney stones?

  • Calcium Stones
  • Uric Acid Stones
  • Struvite Stones
  • Cystine Stones

How to prevent kidney stones?

  • The best way to prevent stones in the kidney is to drink enough water every day. An average of eight to twelve glasses of water should be drunk every day.
  • Having a limit on sodium, meat, and eggs can be very helpful to prevent kidney stones
  • Consult a doctor for a diet that can be helpful to limit the kidney stones.

What is the treatment for kidney stones? 

The treatment for kidney stones depends upon the size of the stone, its components, size, and whether it blocks your urinary tract. We have some of the best doctors for the treatment of kidney stones in Mumbai who figure out the right treatment of the patient and ask the patient for a urine test, blood test, X-Ray or CT Scan. If the kidney stone is small, then our nephrologists prescribes the patient some medicine. However, if the kidney stone is large, then a full treatment is carried out. The treatment is performed with a great success rate, and that makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney stones in Mumbai.


Nephrologist in Mumbai

Global Hospitals has one of the best team of doctors and surgeons in Mumbai to deliver the best treatment and care of Nephrology. Access to a team of highly experienced and well-trained nephrologist surgeons and consultants, ensure that our patients have access to only the best medical minds, who are ably supported by a world-class team of nurses & paramedical staff. We are amongst the best hospitals for Nephrology helmed by the best nephrologists in Mumbai. Our Nephrology doctors have successfully performed over 10,000 surgeries for kidney diseases. With pride and gratefulness, we say that we are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of kidney diseases in Mumbai, and our doctors and patients made it that way. We have the latest equipment for the treatment of kidney diseases, and that makes us one of the best Nephrology hospitals with the best nephrologists in Mumbai. Our success rate and expertise help the patients to trust us, and their support has made us one of the best hospitals for kidney diseases in Mumbai.

General

Dr Bharat Shah

MBBS, MD, DNB

Director & Head of Department

Dr Prashant Rajput

MBBS, DNB, DNB

Consultant

Dr Shruti Tapiawala

MBBS, MD, DNB

Consultant

Dr Zaheer Virani

MBBS, MD, DNB

Consultant


Pediatric Nephrology

Dr Hepal Vora

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship in Clinical Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine

Consultant

Dr Kamini Mehta: Best Nephrologist | Doctors & Surgeon Image | Global Hospitals Mumbai
Dr Kamini Mehta

MBBS, MD, DNB

Consultant


FAQ- Nephrology Hospital

Which is the best Nephrology Hospital in Mumbai?

Global Hospitals Mumbai, are amongst some of the best kidney hospitals for the treatment of Kidney Diseases in Mumbai, They have the best doctors, great infrastructure, and the latest technological equipment for the treatment of kidney diseases.

Which organ is most affected due to an unhealthy lifestyle?

With sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy dietary practices of the growing population, kidneys are the organs that are most affected primarily.

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