The department of Nephrology and Urology at Abhishek Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technical support and is dedicated to providing the best of care to patients suffering from kidney and genitourinary issues. Nephrology is the discipline that deals with the treatment of conditions that affect the kidneys, while Urology involves the surgical issues of the urinary tract and the reproductive system.
The Nephrology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders such as:
A disease characterized by an abnormal build up of proteins (called amyloids) in various organs in the body.
2. Diabetic kidney disorder
Kidney disease that results from diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure; almost a third of people with diabetes develop diabetic nephropathy because of other long-standing medical conditions that contribute to kidney disease.
3. Electrolyte disorders
A disorder resulting in an imbalance of minerals in the body, potentially leading to damage to vital body systems, such as the muscles and brain.
A type of kidney disease that involves the glomeruli, very small, important structures in the kidneys that supply blood flow to the small units in the kidneys that filter urine.
5. Hypertension (chronic hypertension)
Also referred to as high blood pressure, a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure which can lead to damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, such as renal failure (kidney failure), aneurysm, heart failure, stroke, or heart attack.
6. Kidney disease
A condition with a wide range of causes in which the kidneys are damaged and unable to fully remove waste and excess fluid from the body. Left untreated, kidney disease can progress to kidney failure.
7. Kidney failure
Also known as renal failure, a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood.
9. Nephrotic syndrome
A syndrome in which the kidney filters insufficiently remove waste and excess fluids from the blood before sending them to the bladder as urine.
Inflammation of the substance of the kidney as a result of bacterial infection.
11. Polycystic kidney disorder
A genetic disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys, leading to high blood pressure and kidney failure.
12. Renal insufficiency
Poor function of the kidneys that may be due to a reduction in blood-flow to the kidneys caused by renal artery disease.
Urology-Areas of Care
Benign Prostate Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction
Our urologists offer a multidisciplinary approach for men, the diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), incontinence, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).
Our urologic oncologists offer advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques in addition to multidisciplinary treatment in collaboration with Northwestern Medicine’s medical and radiation oncologists.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health
Our program offers comprehensive and compassionate care for women’s urological conditions, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fistula.
Infections and Chronic Pelvic Pain
Our urologists are specialists in the diagnosis, treatment and management of urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain disorders such as interstitial cystitis and prostatitis.
Our urologic oncologists provide effective, personalized kidney cancer care.
Our Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program offers multidisciplinary diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for prostate cancer, working with patients to provide individualized treatment tailored to their condition.
Urethral Stricture and Reconstruction
Our urologists offer surgical reconstruction for urethral strictures and the genitourinary tract.
Our urologists are dedicated to the thorough evaluation and minimally invasive treatment of stones in the upper and lower urinary tract, including kidney stones.
Our urologic oncologists provide patients with individually tailored treatment plans and the most effective therapies available.