Nephrology at Shifa is one of the key clinics of tertiary level care. Nephrology deals with the care of the patients with kidney diseases of different stages. It also deals with salt, water and electrolyte disorders and provides various types of therapies like dialysis and kidney transplant.
Over a period of last two decades, Nephrology has grown into a busy and sought-after center for nephrology services with a team of four nephrologists. Our department has an active fellowship program (FCPS) recognized by the College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan. Currently eight fellows are doing their fellowship. We are committed to play our part in serving our people by providing the best trained, knowledgeable and hard working nephrologists to the community.
The key service being provided by our department is the dialysis. Our dialysis center is one of the best dialysis centers of the country. It was established soon after the start of the hospital. It has grown up from just a couple of machines to 33 machines now. This center is opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week and even on public holidays. At our center we provide outpatient, inpatient and emergency dialysis facilities. The number of dialysis sessions has increased from a couple of hundred dialysis sessions per month to more than two thousand per month. Our dialysis staff is quite competent, experienced and hard working and eager to come up to the expectations of the patients. The dialysis center also provides training to the new dialysis technicians.
Our department is also performing interventions like kidney biopsies and dialysis access placements. Permanent dialysis access like Arteriovenous fistulas and grafts are also formed at our hospital. Our department is also involved in living related kidney transplantation and has performed more than 250 renal transplantations so far.
- Dialysis catheter placement
- Hemo dialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Kidney biopsy
- Pre-transplant work-up
- Urine sediment examination