Procedure for Kidney Biopsy

Procedure for Kidney Biopsy

Kidney Biopsy

A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word “renal” describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney biopsy.

Procedure for Kidney Biopsy

Performing a kidney biopsy is a specialized medical procedure that should be carried out by trained healthcare professionals. While the best nephrologist in Delhi, (Prof) Col Dr. Debabrata Mukherjee can provide you with some general guidelines. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider for specific instructions and to ensure the procedure is performed safely and accurately. Here are some general guidelines for a kidney biopsy:

Pre-procedure preparation:
  • Our healthcare provider will review your medical history and perform a physical examination.
  • Inform your healthcare provider about any medications, allergies, or existing medical conditions you have.
  • You may be asked to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, before the procedure.
  • You will likely need to fast for a few hours before the biopsy.
  • Informed consent:
  • Dr. D. Mukherjee, our healthcare provider will explain the procedure, its risks, benefits, and alternatives.
  • You will need to provide informed consent before the procedure.
  • Anesthesia:
  • Kidney biopsies are typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area where the biopsy needle will be inserted.
  • In some cases, conscious sedation or general anesthesia may be used, depending on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s preference.
  • Procedure:
  • You will be positioned on your stomach or the side of an examination table
  • The healthcare provider will clean the biopsy site and may use ultrasound or CT scan guidance to locate the kidney.
  • A small incision is made in the skin, and a biopsy needle is inserted through the incision into the kidney.
  • Tissue samples are obtained by either a fine needle aspiration or a core biopsy needle.
  • The needle is quickly withdrawn, and pressure is applied to the biopsy site to minimize bleeding
  • A bandage or dressing is applied to the incision site.
  • Post-procedure care:
  • After the biopsy, you will be monitored for several hours to ensure there are no complications.
  • Bed rest may be advised for a few hours, followed by limited activity for the next 24-48 hours.
  • Pain medication may be prescribed if necessary.
  • You may be instructed to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for a certain period.
  • Follow any additional instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as medication schedules or dietary restrictions.
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Kidney biopsy is generally considered safe, but there are potential risks, including bleeding,
  • infection, damage to surrounding structures, and pain.

  • Our healthcare provider will discuss these risks with you before the procedure.
  • These guidelines are only intended to provide a general overview, and individual circumstances may vary.

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