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Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« on: October 29, 2014, 03:33:26 PM »
I have been diagnosed of having Gross Hydronephrosis with PUJ Obstacle and advised for kidney removal (nephrectomy).

I need an advice which hospital to for it in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.... either AFIU or PIMS... or any other....

Kindly help in deciding appropriately.

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Re: Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 06:09:30 PM »
You better visit the consultant urologists of each to get separate opinions and then make up your mind. AFIU is an older and reputed institute.
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Re: Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 06:00:07 PM »
Thanks for replying Doctor Sb.

I actually consulted the Heads of Urology Departments of both AFIU and PIMS. AFIU's Doctor asked not to hurry for the removal until it creates problems (high blood pressure etc) but PIMS Doctor advised to remove it to avoid any complications.

I just wanted to have an expert opinion where to go for the surgery and I got understanding from your response that AFIU will be a better choice.


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Re: Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 12:55:52 PM »
That was my point Altaf Sahab in asking you to get more than one opinion. As you can see there is split opinion whether you should go for nephrectomy now or wait. In fact any major surgery has its own negative consequences that makes one regret his hasty decisions. If you still want to go for kidney removal then you may like to have a third opinion after all removing ones kidney is not such a minor decision.
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Re: Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 09:34:34 AM »
Doctor Sb... Thanks for your valued opinion....

 I shall definitely consult one more consultant Urologist before deciding finally.


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Re: Where to go for Non-Functioning Kidney Removal
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 09:32:57 AM »
Dear Doctor Sb.,

As you advised, after consultation with three urologists and nephrologists, I finally got my nephrectomy done at AFIU last month which by the grace of Allah went smooth, all test results are normal and I am satisfactorily recovering after the surgery Alhamdollilah.

Now since I am dependent on one remaining kidney therefore kindly advise me some useful health tips that I should adopt to avoid any risks in future.

Best Regards,