Comprehensive information on kidney care from Manipal Health Seminar


Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 3: Leading Manipal Hospitals in North Bengaluru collectively organized a unique event aimed at raising awareness about the kidneys, the vital filtration system of the body. Eminent Nephrologists and Urologists from Manipal Hospitals at Yeshwanthpur, Millers Road, Malleshwaram and Hebbal took the stage to share some invaluable insights on kidney health, challenges in treating kidney failure and advancements in surgical urology.

Highlighting kidney transplantation as an important treatment for kidney failure, improving patient outcomes and quality of life, doctors widely discussed ABO-incompatible transplantation, which started in India 12 years ago. It is a transformative process. Dr. Deepak Kumar Chitralli, Senior Consultant – Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, emphasized its revolutionary impact and said, “ABO-incompatible transplant surgery has revolutionized the treatment of kidney failure, by expanding transplant possibilities beyond blood group compatibility. Has revolutionized treatment.” New hope for patients awaiting transplant surgery.” Explaining the benefits of ABO incompatible transplant surgery in bridging the recipient-donor gap, Dr. Partha Pradeep Shetty, Consultant – Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospital Millers Road, stated, “ABO-incompatible transplant surgery has reduced reliability on blood group compatibility, reducing the disparity between the number of patients waiting for a kidney and the number of available donors, and enabling patients to undergo transplants even if the family Dr. Santosh S – Consultant – Urology, Manipal Hospital Malleshwaram, emphasized the clinical excellence of Manipal Hospitals and said, “In recent years there has been an increase in the number of ABO-incompatible transplants A significant increase has been observed. By conducting more than 50 such surgeries, Manipal Hospitals has emerged as the leading institute for ABO-incompatible transplants across Karnataka. Dr Nagarajan P, Senior Consultant – Renal Transplant Surgeon, Manipal Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, said, “The standardized protocols and pre-surgical sensitization have greatly helped in eliminating potential complications, through which Manipal Hospitals has achieved a survival rate of 95-96%. “Continues to provide excellent success rates.”

Dr. Deepashree GA, Consultant – Nephrology Manipal Hospital Hebbal, highlighted the major areas of concern in dialysis and said, “Dialysis is a lifeline for many people suffering from kidney failure. Although it is a relatively safe treatment, It is not without some challenges that need to be addressed carefully.” Explaining the importance of patient readiness psychologically and medically in the success of dialysis treatment, Dr. Satish Kumar M, Consultant – Nephrologist and Transplant Surgeon, Manipal Hospital Millers Road, said, “Thorough medical assessment, type of dialysis and vascular access is important. Scheduling, and educating patients about treatment procedures, potential side effects, and long-term effects is essential to mentally prepare them for the challenges ahead.” Dr. Kathulpali Krishna, Consultant – Nephrology Manipal Hospital Hebbal, highlighted the implication of diet in dialysis treatment, stressed the need for balanced nutrition while reducing the intake of substances that put pressure on the kidneys, and said, “Controlled protein ratio “A healthy diet; maintaining minimum phosphorus, potassium, and sodium levels; managing fluid intake; and considering vitamin supplements as recommended by your doctor can help meet dietary and nutritional needs.” Dr. Vikram GD, Consultant – Urology and Andrology, Manipal Hospital, Yeshwantpur addressed the complications and urological challenges associated with dialysis and said, “Repeated use of urinary catheter during dialysis increases the risk of urinary tract infections, bladder dysfunction “And the likelihood of kidney stones increases. Early diagnosis of these issues is important to prevent complications such as sepsis and kidney damage.”

Introducing the audience to the revolutionary robot-assisted surgery in urological procedures, Dr. Mohammed Shahid Ali, Consultant – Urology, Andrology, Robotic Surgery and Renal Transplantation, Manipal Hospital Millers Road and Old Airport Road, discussed the evolution of robotic surgery from prostate surgery to Turnt up. For kidney transplantation, the pioneering role of Manipal Hospitals since 2011 was highlighted. Dr. Ali dispelled a common misconception and said, “In robot-assisted surgery, it is the surgeon who controls the robot through the console, not the other way around. Robotic surgeries are minimally invasive and traditional surgeries “offers many benefits compared to.” In particular, robot-assisted kidney transplantation is gaining momentum, marking a significant advance in urological care. Dr. Vishnu Prasad, Consultant – Uro-Oncology and Robotic Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Yeshwantpur shed light on this and said, “Robotic urological procedures are used in a wide range of urological procedures across all age groups. These procedures are highly are precise, offering cosmetic benefits, increased patient comfort and faster recovery, thereby enhancing overall patient outcomes.”

The event saw the participation of around 70 persons from the neighborhood and various resident welfare associations of the respective Manipal hospitals. To ensure that the kidney health awareness message reaches a larger audience, Manipal Hospitals invited Ms. Neha P, Ms. Priya Pankaj and Ms. Pooja Kumari, renowned influencers and asked them to use their social media influence to spread awareness. requested. His followers. The program concluded with a powerful message from the doctors, emphasizing on prevention rather than cure. He urged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, manage conditions like diabetes and hypertension, get regular kidney checkups, avoid self-medication and trust reliable sources. He stressed on a holistic approach to improve the quality of life of dialysis patients.

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