Inamdar Hospital

Nephrology/Dialysis Department

Nephrology Services At Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital

At Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, we understand the importance of kidney health. Our dedicated Nephrology department offers detailed diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of kidney disorders.

Our Services:

  • Expert Diagnosis – We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately identify kidney problems. This includes blood tests, urine tests, imaging studies like ultrasound, and kidney biopsies.
  • Experienced Nephrologists – Our team of highly qualified and experienced nephrologists provides personalized care plans tailored to your specific needs.
  • Treatment Options – We offer a full spectrum of treatment options for various kidney conditions, including:
    – Medication management
    – Lifestyle modifications
    – Dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) performed at our in-house NephroWorld Dialysis Center
    – Kidney transplantation (in collaboration with transplant specialists)
  • Patient-Centered Care – We believe in open communication and patient education. Our nephrologists will work closely with you to understand your condition and answer all your questions.

Why Choose Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital for Nephrology Care?

  • Comprehensive care – We offer a one-stop solution for all your kidney care needs, from diagnosis to treatment.
  • Advanced technology – We are equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Experienced team – Our team of nephrologists and support staff is dedicated to providing compassionate and high-quality care.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any signs of kidney problems, such as fatigue, swelling, blood in your urine, or frequent urination, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our nephrologists. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing kidney disease effectively.

At Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, we prioritize accuracy, advanced technology, and patient comfort in our nephrology services.


What is a Nephrologist?

A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of kidney diseases. They are trained in internal medicine and have undergone additional training in nephrology, which focuses on the functions and disorders of the kidneys. Nephrologists are experts in managing various kidney conditions, including chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney infections, and kidney failure.

What tests are done to assess and monitor my kidney function?

Several tests are commonly used to assess and monitor kidney function. These include:

  • Blood tests: The most common blood test to evaluate kidney function is the serum creatinine test. It helps estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is an indicator of kidney function. Other blood tests, such as blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and electrolyte levels, are also performed to evaluate kidney health.
  • Urine tests: Urinalysis is a common test that examines a urine sample for the presence of abnormalities, such as protein, blood, or infection. A 24-hour urine collection may also be requested to measure protein excretion and assess overall kidney function.
  • Imaging tests: Imaging techniques like ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI may be used to visualize the kidneys and detect any structural abnormalities or blockages.
  • Kidney biopsy: In some cases, a nephrologist may recommend a kidney biopsy to examine a small sample of kidney tissue for a more accurate diagnosis.

The specific tests used may vary depending on the individual case and the suspected kidney condition.

What are my treatment options if my kidneys fail?

When kidneys fail to function adequately, there are a few treatment options available:

  • Dialysis: Dialysis is a procedure that helps remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys are no longer able to do so. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis, which uses a machine to filter the blood, and peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of the abdominal cavity to filter the blood.
  • Kidney transplantation: A kidney transplant involves surgically implanting a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into the patient’s body. This is considered the best treatment option for many patients with end-stage kidney disease, as it can restore near-normal kidney function.

The choice between dialysis and transplantation depends on various factors such as the patient’s overall health, lifestyle, availability of suitable donors, and individual preferences. A nephrologist can guide patients in making the best treatment decision based on their specific circumstances.

What is the difference between Urologists and Nephrologists?

Urologists and nephrologists are both medical specialists, but they have different areas of focus:

  • Urologists: Urologists are surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions related to the urinary system in both males and females. This includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, and reproductive organs. Urologists perform surgical procedures related to these organs, such as kidney stone removal, prostate surgery, and urinary tract reconstruction.
  • Nephrologists: Nephrologists, on the other hand, are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and management of kidney diseases. They focus on the non-surgical medical aspects of kidney care, including treating conditions like chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, kidney failure, and electrolyte imbalances. Nephrologists may also be involved in the management of patients undergoing dialysis or kidney transplantation.

While there may be some overlap in certain conditions, urologists primarily deal with surgical interventions for the urinary system, while nephrologists focus on the medical management of kidney diseases.

Is there a special diet that is good for the kidneys?

Yes, there are dietary recommendations that can promote kidney health. These recommendations may vary depending on the specific kidney condition and the individual’s overall health. However, some general dietary guidelines for promoting kidney health include:

  • Limiting sodium (salt) intake: Excessive sodium consumption can increase blood pressure and strain the kidneys. It is recommended to reduce the use of table salt and avoid processed and packaged foods that are high in sodium.
  • Monitoring protein intake: In some kidney conditions, a high-protein diet can place additional stress on the kidneys. It may be necessary to limit protein intake, especially if there is significant kidney damage. However, the specific protein restriction should be determined by a nephrologist based on individual needs.
  • Managing fluid intake: Depending on the stage of kidney disease, fluid intake may need to be regulated. In advanced kidney disease or during dialysis, fluid intake may be restricted to prevent fluid overload.
  • Controlling phosphorus and potassium: In certain kidney conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, it may be necessary to limit the intake of foods high in phosphorus and potassium. This includes foods like dairy products, nuts, beans, bananas, and oranges.

It is important to consult with a nephrologist or a registered dietitian who specializes in kidney health to get personalized dietary recommendations based on the specific kidney condition and individual needs.

We Care For Our Patients

Dr. Sunil Jawale

Nephrologist/Renal Specialist