Dr Neha Bhandari is a Pediatric Nephrologist who is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract, including kidney failure, bedwetting, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein.
Paediatric nephrology Department sees patients up to the age of 18 years with congenital and acquired diseases involving the kidneys or urinary tracts. Common diseases include Single Kidneys, Cystic Kidneys, Glomerular Diseases (including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and Lupus), Renal Tubular Diseases, Urinary stones, Urinary Tract Infections, Vesicoureteric Reflux, Bedwetting and Hypertension. We look after patients with the early stages of kidney impairment, focusing on treatments to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease.
Paediatric Chronic Kidney Disease Programme
In this programme, we provide long-term dialysis and perform renal transplantation for paediatric patients with renal failure. Through individualised therapy, we strive to integrate schooling and eventually employment into our treatment plans.We also provide centre-based chronic haemodialysis as well as home haemodialysis. All new patients and/or caregivers are given in-depth one-to-one training by our team, who will perform home visits and provide follow-up support.
Our ultimate goal is to provide every child with a chance for a renal transplant, the best quality of life and long-term outcome. Transplant programme in Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute began in .. when first live related renal transplant was performed. We individualise our immunosuppression regimes based on our patients' risk profiles and using specialised tests that assess immune function. We also have the facilities and expertise to detect patients at high risk of graft rejection and opportunistic infections at an early stage.
Dialysis Service For The Critically Ill..
We provide peritoneal dialysis and all forms of haemodialysis for infants, children and adolescents in the critical care unit. These patients may have acute kidney failure, poisonings and inborn errors of metabolism. In addition side we also perform plasmapheresis when clinically indicated.
Children with problems involving the urinary tracts are assessed by Pediatric Nephrologists, in consultation with radiologists with expertise in childhood urinary tract abnormalities. Patients seen in this clinic include those with incontinence or congenital structural abnormalities. We perform specialised tests like Urodynamics, Uroflow and Magnetic Resonance Urogram to assess the urinary tracts.
Spina Bifida Clinic
Children with spinal cord problems resulting in dysfunctional bladders, neurological and bone problems are jointly assessed by the paediatricians specialising in nephrology, neurology and urology, as well as orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physiotherapist and medical social worker in this combined clinic.
Fetal Kidney Clinic For Expectant Parents
This clinic is for expectant parents who have been told that their unborn child may have significant abnormalities of the kidney and/or urinary tract based on prenatal ultrasound scans and would like to find out more about possible diagnosis, investigations, interventions and long-term outcomes after birth. The fetal anomaly scan at 18-24 weeks’ gestation should have been performed.
Follow-up scans in the later stages of the pregnancy may be advised by your obstetrician to evaluate the severity of the abnormalities. Your obstetrician can advise you regarding referral to this clinic.
Our team comprises of children's kidney specialist, PICU team, dietitians, , psychologists, specialising in children's kidney and transplantation. We also work closely with paediatric surgeons, paediatricians specialising in urology and radiologists with expertise in children's kidney and urinary tract abnormalities.