Department of Nephrology

About

Set up in the year 2009 as a full- fledged separate entity, the Department of Nephrology has three full -time consultants with an Associate Professor and Head and two Assistant Professors and a multidisciplinary team comprising of technicians, nurses and a dedicated medico-social worker and transplant coordinator, offering high quality renal care to patients with kidney disease. In addition to this, the department is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as education of nursing, pharmacy and allied services in various aspects of renal medicine.

The institution has been licenced by the State Govt in 2010 with current license valid till 2021 to perform renal transplantation both living and deceased donor and the dept has so far conducted 31 transplants so far. In November 2016, the department was also involved in the first ever swap kidney transplant in the Coastal Karnataka.

Faculty / OPD Schedule

Outpatient Department for superspecialities runs on all days except sunday. OPD timings are from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

Sl. No. Name Designation OPD / OT
1 Dr. Shobhana Nayak Rao, MD (Med), DNB (Nephrology), MRCP (SCE), FASN Associate Professor and Head Available on working days
2 Dr. Janardhan Kamath, DNB(Gen.Med), (DNB) Nephrology Assistant Professor Available on working days
3 Dr. Pradeep Shenoy M, MD(Gen.Med), DM (Nephrology) Assistant Professor Available on working days

Services

  • Spacious and purpose-built 12 bedded dialysis unit
  • 12 state of the art Hemodialysis machines with separately handled hepatitis positive unit
  • Sophisticated water purification system including an additional safety mechanism called endotoxin filter which is a first in Mangalore and one of the very few in the country
  • Renal ICU with a separate dialysis machine
  • ARRT plus machine for hybrid treatment of hemodynamically unstable patients in ICU
  • Plasma exchange service
  • Outpatient dialysis at minimal cost including consumables
  • Daily OPD except on Sundays handing both nephrology out patients as well as cross referrals from other departments
  • Comprehensive kidney health check-up package to screen for renal disease
  • Kidney biopsy performed by nephrologist
  • Living related kidney donation as well as deceased donor program for eligible patients
  • Full-fledged transplant ICU with trained staff
  • Counselling and registration of patients for deceased donor transplant
  • Affiliated with the Jeevanasarthakathe (previously the ZCCK) for regional allocation of deceased donor kidney transplantation

Currently about 60 chronic kidney disease patients are undergoing maintenance hemodialysis apart from a large number of patients with acute renal failure admitted in medical and surgical ICU and wards needing temporary hemodialysis who benefit from the facility. There is an excellent vascular access service with three consultant urologists offering high quality care. The institution has been licenced by the State Govt in 2010 with current license valid till 2021 to perform renal transplantation both living and deceased donor and the dept has so far conducted 31 transplants so far. In November 2016, the department was also involved in the first ever swap kidney transplant in the Coastal Karnataka.

The department has plans on setting up a peritoneal dialysis therapy unit in the near future. The department also has two satellite dialysis units with 4 bedded dialysis stations in Karkala and 5 bedded dialysis in Puttur with a total of 50 patients on dialysis and they are seen once a week on out- patient basis and managed by the medical consultants in the unit.

In December 2016, the first ever swap kidney transplant in the Coastal Karnataka.