A. INVESTIGATIVE FACILITIES

B. TREATMENT FACILITIES


CT (Computed Tomography) SCAN


The CT Scanner is a Computer, which uses various techniques for examining internal structures of the body. The examination is painless and normally requires no special preparation. With the help of x-rays, computerized tomography produces a highly accurate picture that shows relationships of structures to each other, tumors, blood clots, bone displacement, fluid collection, etc. This technique can be used on brain, chest, stomach, pelvis and other parts of the body.


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

A device in which a strong magnetic field absorbs radio waves. The energy of the radio waves absorbed by the magnetic field causes the release of light particles (photons), which form MR signals. A computer uses those signals to make an image of the internal body that is much better than the normal x-ray films. MRI is the use of magnetic resonance techniques to make pictures of the internal structure and reactions of the human body.


OTHER INVESTIGATIVE FACILITIES INCLUDE :

- Pathlogy Lab (Haematology, Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Serology, Histology, FNAC, etc.)
- X-ray
- Ultrasound
- PFT
- ECG, Holter ECG, Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement (ABPM) and Echocardiogram
- EEG and EMG
- Endoscopy (Upper gastro-intestinal)

ESWL TREATMENT + STENTING FOR URINARY STONE

This is a non-invasive medical procedure designed to help eliminate renal calculi or kidney stones. ESWL is accomplished through the use of a lithotriptor, a device that emits electrical impulses (shockwaves) initiated via an electrohydraulic, piezoelectric, or electromagnetic generator. During ESWL treatment, the patient reclines on the machine bed, which has a water-filled back support positioned behind the kidneys. Using x-ray or ultrasound imaging, the technician pinpoints the location of the stone or stones. Once targeted, a series of impulses are generated. The stone breaks into small pieces. Within several days or weeks, small stone fragments are expected to pass through the urinary tract. To help facilitate this process and minimize discomfort, a ureteral stent is sometimes put into place to allow for easier transit and passage through the ureter.

HAEMODIALYSIS FOR ACUTE & CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE

This is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. In haemodialysis, blood is removed from the body and filtered through a membrane called a dialyzer, or artificial kidney, and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. Although haemodialysis may be done for acute kidney failure, it is more often employed for chronic renal disease. Haemodialysis is frequently done to treat end-stage kidney disease. Under such circumstances, kidney dialysis is typically administered using a fixed schedule of three times per week.

ENDO-UROLOGY

This is the branch of urologic surgery concerned with closed procedures for visualizing or manipulating the urinary tract using small telescopes (endoscopes). These procedures are performed by an urosurgeon skilled in the use of specialized exploratory instruments with which to examine the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and ureter. Stones located within the kidney, ureter, and bladder are successfully treated. In addition, other problems of the urinary tract, such as blockages, can be cured.

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

Also referred to as minimally invasive surgery, this describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During the surgical procedure, small incisions are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor. The surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient's body to perform the procedure. Benefits of laparoscopic surgeries are: less post operative discomfort, quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stay and earlier return to full activities and much smaller scars.

OTHER TREATMENT FACILITIES INCLUDE :

- Minor surgeries and other (OT) for requiring no overnight stay
- Treatment of dislocation, closed reduction of Fracture and POP
- Nebulizer treatment and oxygen therapy for acute asthma
- Dental Unit
- Physiotherapy
- Casualty/Emergency for walk-in patients, manned by Medical Officer.