The Department of Renal Sciences at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital is a hub of excellence offering state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities for the effective management of a broad range of diseases and ailments related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system. We specialize in the treatment of a wide gamut of urologic malignancies in moth males and females. The department has a team of leading uro surgeons, doctors, and oncologists who work in close coordination to offer personalized treatments that aim at the holistic well-being of the patient. The areas of excellence include both surgeries as well as therapy.
Various malignancies effectively addressed by the experts include:
Bladder cancer – Bladder cancer is a very common type of malignancy that can affect both males as well as females. It is marked by the abnormal growth of malignant cells in the bladder which gradually replace all the healthy tissues and cells. Bladder cancer usually originates from the urothelial cells that line the inner wall of the bladder as well as the ureters. The cancer is easily curable if detected in the early stages.
Symptoms associated with bladder cancer include:
- Traces of blood in the urine or haematuria
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Experiencing pain or burning sensation during urination
- Lower back pain
Kidney cancer – Also known as renal cancer, it is triggered by abnormalities in the DNA of renal cells, that leads to their uncontrollable growth. The cells accumulate over time leading to the formation of lumps or masses called tumours. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of renal malignancy in adults, whereas children are more likely to develop Wilms’ tumour. Unlike most other cancers, kidney cancer is usually detected at an early stage.
Common symptoms that indicate the prevalence of kidney cancer include:
- Dark coloured urine
- Unexplained loss of weight and appetite
- Fevers and chills
- Feeling tired or fatigued all the time
Prostate cancer – It is a gender-specific malignancy that only affects males and especially those lying above 65 years of age. Prostate cancer is marked by the abnormal growth of cancerous cells in the prostate gland, which is responsible for the production of semen. Prostate cancer may not necessarily be life-threatening but it can metastasize to other parts of the body and even spread to the bones, which is definitely a cause of concern.
Common indications of prostate cancer include:
- Pain and discomfort in the pelvic region
- Reduced force in the urine stream
- Traces of blood in semen and urine
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Erectile dysfunction
Testicular cancer – As the name suggests, testicular cancer is a malignancy that develops in the testes of the males. With a prevalence of 1 case in 1 lakh men, the cancer is quite rare among Indian men. It can either affect one testis or both of them simultaneously. Testicular cancer can be easily treated with a proper medical intervention which makes it important to recognize the symptoms and seek immediate medical help.
Symptoms associated with testicular cancer include:
- Enlargement of the testicle/testicles
- Heaviness or dull pain in the scrotum
- Abrupt fluid collection in the scrotum
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Back pain
Penile cancer – It is one of the most common genitourinary cancers in India which is quite prevalent among aged and uncircumcised males. It is marked by the growth of unhealthy cells in the penis that is likely to trigger evident changes in the skin and tissues of the penis. Initially, the patient may experience a mass or lump which is followed by other symptoms that develop gradually. These include:
- Itching or burning sensation in the penis
- Fluid discharge from the penis
- Change in the colour or structure of the penis
- Redness and irritation in the penis
- Swelling in the lymph nodes