S. B KALAGATE Hod, Department of Medicine started Nephrological Services in J.N. Medical College attached to old KLES Hospital & MRC in the year 1990. Later from in 1998 on words Dr J Jagadeesh, Dr. Guptha & Dr. Dhanajay continued Nephrological services till 2005.

From 2005 Dr. Mallikarjun Karishetti(Khanpet) and Dr. Anand Malu started the Dept. of Nephrology. Later Dr. Ritesh Vernekar, DM Nephrology from KEM college, Mumbai in the year 2009 and Dr. Ravi Sarvi, DM Nephrology from Institute of Nephro-Urology, Bangalore joined in the year 2015.

The MCI has recognized the Department for the post-Doctoral DM Nephrology course from the academic year 2020-2021 with an annual intake of three seats. DM candidate will get experience in the following area of Nephrology

  1. Clinical Nephrology

  2. Critical Care Nephrology with ICU dialysis facility

  3. Living related renal transplantation

  4. Cadaveric transplantation

  5. Maintenance hemodialysis

  6. CAPD, IPD & procedures like Biopsy, short term catheterization & semi-permanent catheter

  7. SLED

  8. Clinical & drug research trails

Department has big out patient hemodialysis with provision for separate HIV, HBsAg & HCV dialysis facility in addition to critical care renal replacement therapy in ICU with total 34machines and 2 SLEED machines. OPD dialysis works in 4 shifts and open for 24 hours.

This hospital has all the lab facilities required to support the department of Nephrology work like,

  1. Imaging including nuclear scan

  2. Tissue match & Cross match

  3. Interventional radiology in addition to all investigative support

  4. Pediatric Nephrology & Urology department support

Department takes extra interest in preventive nephrology with community programmes through camps & radio programmes.

Following are the treatment facilities offered by the Department of Nephrology presently: