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Paediatric Nephrology

What is Paediatric Nephrology?

Paediatric nephrology deals with the acute and chronic disorders associated with renal functioning which affect the urinary tract, kidneys, etc. in children. A pediatric nephrologist is a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders related to kidneys, urinary tract, kidney failure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, etc. in children from infancy to adolescence.


Common Treatment Methods for Paediatric Nephrology:

Depending on the type, severity and location of the disorder, paediatric nephrologists recommend the following types of procedure for effective results - 

  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Bladder removal surgery (cystectomy)
  • Circumcision (male)
  • Donor nephrectomy
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • Ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy
  • Ureteral stent exchange
  • Ureteral stent placement
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urinary diversion surgery
  • Urinary sling procedures

Commonly Treated Conditions Related to Paediatric Nephrology at CMRI: 

CMRI has highly qualified and experienced specialists who offer comprehensive diagnosis and personalised treatment for long-term health benefits. Our department of paediatric nephrology is one of the most robust units in Kolkata. We have a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests which, combined with discussions with patients, can provide effective outcomes.

Our team of experienced paediatric nephrologists provide modern treatment for children with common genitourinary problems. Here are some common nephrological disorders treated in children at CMRI - 

  • Kidney stones
  • Cloacal anomalies
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incomplete or abnormal development of the genital organs
  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Neurogenic bladder from spinal cord lesions
  • Re-do urology surgery
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma of the genitourinary system
  • Testicular tumours
  • Undescended testicles
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Wilms tumour

Why Choose CMRI for Pediatric Nephrology?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, revolutionising the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, our department of paediatric nephrology has several eminent specialists, doctors and healthcare providers of national and international reputation for comprehensive and personalised treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking treatment for common urinary issues in children. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for genitourinary problems arising in children - 

  • Highly qualified and experienced paediatric nephrologists
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Thorough screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric, high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers.


What are the qualifications of a paediatric nephrologist?

Paediatric nephrologists have the following qualifications - 

  • Minimum 4 years of medical school 
  • Three years of paediatric training in an approved residency program
  • Three to four years of paediatric nephrology training

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