Almas Hospital

Nephrology & Dialysis

Department of Nephrology at Almas Hospital, Kottakkal, Malappuram District provides a wide range of services for patients with renal issues. The vast scope of care at Almas, located near Calicut/Kozhikode International Airport includes all phases of kidney disease, from the earliest identifiable abnormalities in kidney function to the most advanced stages of end stage renal disease. The department is equipped to provide end to end care to its patients ensuring that their disease is properly managed. The development of kidney failure is frequently related to other medical problems. Our Nephrology and Dialysis team collaborate with other Almas Hospital specialties to create the patients renal issues in a multi disciplinary manner for providing a comprehensive care and support to the patients. Our team of Nephrologists, nurses and parameds are highly experienced and trained in advanced technologies. You can be rest assured that you are receiving nephrology care from highly trained professionals best in the industry.

Services Offered

Our Nephrology and Dialysis Department is equipped with cutting-edge hemodialysis equipment, dedicated nursing personnel, and highly skilled technicians available around the clock to deliver dialysis treatments. More than 42 dialysis machines operate 24 hours a day at the facility, which serves hundreds of patients every day. Our expert staff is responsible for a wide range of service offerings. The services provided by the Nephrology and Dialysis Department of Almas Hospital, Kerala include the following

  • Chronic renal illness or progressive kidney disease
  • General nephrology consultation
  • Inpatient and outpatient renal replacement therapy
  • Outpatient kidney disease clinic
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Temporary hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • Permanent hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • CAPD catheter placement
  • Arterio-venous fistula fashioning
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Therapeutic plasma exchange
  • Kidney transplant
  • Kidney stone management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Question: What illnesses have an impact on the kidneys?

Kidney disease can be caused by hypertension and diabetes, the two most frequent risk factors. Every organ in the body might be affected by these two disorders. Both of these disorders can lead to renal failure and the need for dialysis if they are not adequately managed. Lupus, HIV, and viral hepatitis are all disorders that affect many organs, including the kidney.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of renal failure?

Anemia, blood in the urine or foamy pee, exhaustion, elevated blood pressure, weight loss, swelling of the ankles from retained fluid, nausea, and vomiting are just a few of the possible symptoms. Kidney disease typically goes undetected until it is too late, and the damage is extensive.

Q. What can I do to keep my kidneys healthy?

Maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking, and exercise regularly. Consult your physician for advice on dietary modifications. If you have hypertension or diabetes, meticulous blood pressure stabilization and strict blood sugar control are also critical components of renal therapy.

Q. What are the differences between urologists and nephrologists?

A nephrologist is an internist who treats patients with medications, whereas a urologist is a surgeon who specializes in the kidney, bladder, and prostate.

Q. What is the ideal blood pressure to maintain for someone with kidney problems?

Blood pressure of 130/80 or below is recommended by the Joint National Commission 7 (JNC7) on hypertension. More drastic measures to get blood pressure down to 125/75 are recommended by experts.

Q. Is it beneficial for the kidneys to drink a lot of water?

Drinking eight glasses of water a day is not helpful for your kidneys, despite widespread assumptions. Patients with repeated kidney stones are the only ones who are exempt from this rule. To avoid kidney stones, drinking water is one of the most effective treatments.

Q. What kind of tests does a nephrologist do to learn about my kidneys?

Blood tests and Urine tests are the most prevalent. Diagnosing renal failure and its complications may necessitate further blood testing. Nephrologists frequently use ultrasound to examine the kidneys' size and form.

Our Doctors

Our Distinguished Team of Caring Physicians

The Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Almas aspires to deliver the most acceptable medical treatment possible via the use of highly trained and board-certified nephrologists. The primary goal of the Nephrology Department at Almas is to provide world-class clinical care in conjunction with world-class research and training opportunities for its patients. We have some of the top nephrologists (kidney experts) on our staff in Kerala Malappuram, in Kottakkal.

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Dr. Arun K.A

Senior Consultant- Nephrology
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Dr. Marsook Ali

Senior Consultant Nephrologist

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