A kidney biopsy involves taking one or more tiny pieces (samples) of your kidney to observe them under special microscopes. The biopsy sample may be taken in one of two ways:
Percutaneous (through the skin) biopsy: This means, a needle placed through the skin that lies over the kidney and guided to the right place in the kidney, usually with the aid of ultrasound.
Open Biopsy: Here, the kidney sample is taken directly from the kidney during surgery. Then it will be checked for any signs of diseases.
Some kidney issues can often be found with blood and urine tests, a sonogram (an image made by ultrasound) or other x-rays. Specific reasons to do a kidney biopsy include:
As a patient, make sure you are well aware of the benefits, and any risks associated with a kidney biopsy. For an accurate information, consult the experts at Fortis International Hospitals as it is known to provide one of the finest renal biopsy treatments in India.
The risks of kidney biopsy are very minimal, but they should be discussed prior with the healthcare provider. Complications may occur despite taking every kind of precaution to prevent them. A blood transfusion may be needed if serious bleeding occurs.
A kidney biopsy usually takes place in a hospital. An overnight stay may be needed to keep you under observation. You may be awake with only light sedation, or asleep under general anesthesia. If the biopsy is done on a transplanted kidney, you’ll be lying on your back.
Before the biopsy:
After the biopsy:
Backed by the most efficient surgeons, we, at Fortis International Hospitals have proved over the years to be one of the best Kidney cancer treatments in Bangalore.