Overview

The Nephrology Department in Burjeel Medical City provides comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. The well-qualified team and the state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a top-ranked medical facility in the region. The personalised care from the heart of the specially trained team makes the environment even more conducive for faster, surer healing. The faculty cares from the heart and makes the patient and the family settle down in comfort and ease. The skills and talent of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who follow globally-certified standards of practice.

Salient features of the Division

  • North American trained consultant physicians
  • Team approach in patient management
  • Practice of evidence based Medicine
  • Cultural and linguistic connect with Arabic speaking Medical officers
  • Professional nursing and technical staff

The diseases covered include but not limited to

  • Acute kidney disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Disorders of water and electrolyte balance
  • Glomerular diseases including glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Systemic diseases affecting the kidney including lupus, vasculitis
  • Renal disorders of pregnancy
  • Renal stones- prevention

The services provided include but not limited to the following:

Ambulatory outpatient clinics

The clinics cater to patients with various manifestations of kidney disease like protein in urine, blood in urine, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hereditary kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and disorders of ions like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and so on.

The clinics also serve patients who have systemic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, lupus, vasculitis, heart failure, liver disease, HIV, scleroderma, inflammatory bowel disease and dysproteinemia affecting the kidney.

Chronic kidney disease clinics

Patients with chronic kidney disease require a multifaceted approach to their complex medical problem involving multi-disciplinary care. They need meticulous attention on a spectrum of parameters to ensure clinical stability of the disease. A smooth transition to either dialysis or transplant is imperative in patients who reach advanced end stage kidney disease.

Renal transplant clinics

Patients who have undergone renal transplant are given professional opinion with regards to medical care and management of the transplant medications. Patients on dialysis are given the route map for transplant

Renal stone clinics

The essence of managing stone disease is diagnosing the type of causative metabolic abnormality and treating it so that the recurrence chance is prevented. Prevention is always better than cure.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service

24 hour blood pressure monitoring service of offered to diagnose hypertension and in those who have discrepancies in home and clinic blood pressure readings.

Renal biopsy service

Patients with protein in urine, blood in urine and those with unexplained kidney disease need a kidney biopsy to diagnose the cause of the kidney disease.

Hemodialysis

The department has the state-of-the-art hemodialysis unit with 9 dedicated treatment cubicles with a dedicated RO plant. Care delivery is enhanced with the use of the most advanced machines in a pleasant soothing ambience ensuring personalized touch. Isolation facility is also provided for patients with infectious diseases.

Plasma exchange

Patients with select kidney diseases like thrombotic microangiopathy, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, vasculitis and pulmonary renal syndromes require plasma treatment for optimal outcomes.

Vascular access service

Vascular access planning is necessary for all patients reaching end stage kidney disease for enhanced delivery of renal replacement therapy. This requires co-ordination with a multi-disciplinary team including radiology and vascular surgery.

Inpatient Nephrology service

Patients who have acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled hypertension, abnormalities in the levels of ions- sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, proteinuria, nephritis, urinary tract infections, renal transplant patients with complications and dialysis patients with complications who require admission to the hospital are taken care of. The division also offers inpatient consult service to other disciplines.

Subspecialty disciplines

Onco-Nephrology

Cancer and its therapy often can cause a myriad of kidney diseases including renal failure. Prompt recognition and treatment initiation is associated with improved outcomes in this population.

Geriatric Nephrology 

Kidney related problems are quite common in the ageing population and will require specialized care in diagnosis and treatment

Nephrology Division Caregivers

The department is manned by well trained staff.

  • Consultant physicians
  • Nephrology Medical officer
  • Nephrology clinic nurses
  • Hemodialysis nurses and technicians
  • Nephrology clinic manager
  • Dietitians

 

Team that Cares

Dr. Deepak Pillai

Consultant - Nephrologist

Dr. Venkat Sainaresh Vellanki

Consultant - Nephrologist