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 the cause of chronic kidney disease or injury.

A kidney biopsy, also known as percutaneous 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. If you have a kidney transplant that isn't operating well, you may need a transplant 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 failure, with no obvious reason

Glomerular disease and nephrotic syndrome

Kidney biopsy is also recommended to find out:

The level of damage

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

Kidney Biopsy Procedure for Adults

Percutaneous Biopsy:

Percutaneous biopsy is the most common type of kidney biopsy technique. In this procedure, your doctor makes a small incision on your 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 it as uncomfortable.

Kidney Biopsy procedure for children

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

Percutaneous Biopsy:

  • An ultrasound is used to locate the kidney.
  • 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 may be told to hold your breath for a few seconds.
  • You may feel a "pop" or pressure when the needle penetrates through the skin to the kidney.

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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, and avoid lifting heavy objects or weights for a couple of days.

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.

The Kidney Biopsy test cost in Coimbatore varies on factors like the type of biopsy, the procedure performed, and the complexity of the case.

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Our Department of Nephrology has treated over 6000+ patients with kidney biopsy treatment over the last 48 years. Our highly experienced Nephrologists will ensure you receive the best kidney biopsy treatment in Coimbatore.

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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 27 years of experience and is a specialist in Haemodialysis/ CAPD.

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Dr. G. Madhu Shankar is a Consultant Nephrologist of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 9 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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