Kidney Biopsy Surgery in Coimbatore

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What is kidney biopsy?

A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of kidney tissue is removed and examined under a microscope for signs of chronic kidney disease or injury.

A kidney biopsy, also known as a renal biopsy, may be recommended by your doctor to diagnose a suspected kidney issue. It can also be used to determine the severity of a kidney ailment or to track the progress of chronic kidney disease treatment. If you have a kidney transplant that isn't operating well, you may need a kidney biopsy.

Understanding the reasons why kidney biopsy is performed:

Apart from a test for kidney disease, blood and urine tests, a sonogram (an image created by ultrasound), or other specific x-rays, and a physical exam can often detect kidney issues. Certain reasons why kidney biopsy is performed:

Hematuria (blood in the urine) or protein in the urine (proteinuria)

Blood test findings that are abnormal

Kidney illness, acute or chronic, with no obvious reason

Glomerular disease and nephrotic syndrome

Kidney biopsy is also recommended to find out:

The level of permanent damage

Why a transplanted kidney isn't performing as well as it should, and how to help your doctor decide what to do next.

A tumor in the kidney.

Types of kidney biopsy procedures:

Percutaneous and laparoscopic biopsies are the two types of kidney biopsies. Which option is best for you will be determined by your kidney disease doctor.

Percutaneous Biopsy:

Percutaneous biopsy is the most common type of kidney biopsy surgery. In this operation, your doctor makes a small cut in your belly or back and removes tiny samples of kidney tissue with a thin, hollow needle. You will be awake during the process, but your doctor will use medicine to numb your skin so that you do not feel as uncomfortable.

Laparoscopic Biopsy :

Your doctor may do a laparoscopic biopsy if you have bleeding issues, a blood clot disorder, or only have one kidney. Your doctor creates a small cut in your abdomen and inserts a thin tube with a video camera at the tip, known as a laparoscope, to examine your kidney. During the procedure, your doctor might use the laparoscope to check for bleeding and halt it if necessary.

Kidney biopsy procedures :

A kidney biopsy is a procedure that is performed at a clinic or hospital. Local or general anesthesia is provided depending on the type of the procedure.

Percutaneous Biopsy:

  • An ultrasound, x-ray pictures, or both are used to locate the kidney.
  • A dye injection into your veins may be required to assist the doctor in locating the kidney and vital blood vessels.
  • Once the biopsy site has been identified, the area where the biopsy needle will be put is marked and cleansed
  • A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area where the biopsy needle will be inserted.
  • As the doctor inserts the needle, you will be urged to take a deep breath and hold it.
  • You may feel a "pop" or pressure when the needle penetrates through the skin to the kidney.

Open Kidney Biopsy :

  • When a larger piece of tissue is required, this procedure is used.
  • You'll be given drugs (anesthesia) to put you to sleep and keep you pain-free.
  • A minor surgical cut is made by the surgeon (incision)
  • The surgeon determines which section of the kidney will be used for biopsy tissue. The tissue is taken out.
  • Stitches are used to seal the incision

Questions? Answered!

After the kidney biopsy treatment it is generally suggested to avoid driving for 24 to 48 hours, taking rest for a minimum of 24 hours, avoid lifting heavy objects or weights for a couple of days, and avoid removing the bandage for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

The most common type of biopsy is a percutaneous biopsy. With a thin, hollow needle, your doctor makes a small cut in your abdomen or back and takes tiny samples of kidney tissue. You will be awake throughout the procedure, but your doctor will use drugs to numb your skin to make it less painful.

It could take up to a week for your doctor to receive the pathology lab's biopsy report. A full or partial report may be available in less than 24 hours in emergency situations. During a follow-up visit, your doctor will normally go over the results with you.

If your doctor believes you require a kidney biopsy, they will make an appointment with you and take the time to explain the procedure to you. They may advise you to stop taking certain medications that could raise your chances of bleeding during or after the surgery.

You may experience some pain or soreness near the cut after the biopsy. You will be able to go home a few hours after the treatment is completed in most situations. Patients may be required to spend the night at the hospital on occasion. After 24 hours of relaxation, you should be able to resume most of your typical daily activities.

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Our Department of Nephrology has treated over 20,000+ patients with kidney biopsy treatment over the last 47 years. Our highly experienced Nephrologists will ensure you receive the best kidney biopsy treatment in Coimbatore.

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Our Doctors and their Experience

Our highly experienced kidney disease doctors have immense experience in providing the kidney biopsy treatment in Coimbatore.

Dr. N. Chezhiyan is a Consultant Nephrologist & HOD of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 26 years of experience and is a specialist in Haemodialysis/ CAPD.

Consultant Nephrologist & HOD MBBS., MD., DM (Nephrology)

Dr. G. Madhu Shankar is a Consultant Nephrologist of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 8 years of experience and is a specialist in treating acute renal diseases.

Consultant Nephrologist MD, DM(Nephro) (AIIMS), SCH(ASH), Clinical Fellowship (Toronto)

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