Department of Nephrology in Queen's NRI Hospital was established in 2005. Over the last eight years the department has grown leaps and bounds and presently it's a full- fledged department with all the amenities. The department has state of the art dialysis facilities (round the clock dialysis for both in-patients and outpatients). All Intensive Care Unit in the hospital (General ICU, Surgical ICU, Nuero ICU, Cath Lab, And Cardiac ICU are equipped to do bed –side dialysis. Our machines are capable of doing dialysis in hemodynamically unstable patients as well. The dialysis unit is staffed adequately with round the clock experienced technicians. The Reverse Osmosis Plant used for the dialysis facility is one of the best in its category and has a capacity of 1000 liters per hour output. At present we are doing around 1000 sessions of dialysis in a month.
The department have CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) facility also. So far we have done 45 CAPD catheter insertions with good success rate. It has the facilities to do live renal transplantation as well.
The department is headed by Dr. A.V. Venu Gopal, who did his D.M. in nephrology from Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, one of the premier institutes in our country. He was the best out-going student during his MBBS and MD. He was placed University first in D.M. 2005 Batch. He is heading our institute since its inception and has brought laurels to the department in all aspects. Presently he is heading the academic committee of our hospital.
The department is actively participating in the academic activities not only in the hospital and also in the Nephrology meetings across the country. The department has published quit a good number of papers in the journals of national repute.
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