Dr. Gaurav Sahai

   Venkateshwar Hospital , New Delhi, India

  10 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Gaurav Sahai is an experienced nephrologist serving at the Venkateshwar Hospital, Delhi, India. He has over 10 years of experience in his field. He obtained his medical education in Holy Family Hospital, Delhi in Medicine. He completed a Super specialization in Nephrology from PSRI Hospital, Delhi. He has a special interest in Paediatric Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Critical care Nephrology, Nutrition in Dialysis patients.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Gaurav has been a part of many research publications and has even won various accolades for them as well. He has earlier also served as Consultant & HOD at Metro Hospital, Faridabad, and Consultant at Asian Hospital, Faridabad. He is known to have solved many complex nephrology cases in his career.

Conditions Treated by Dr Gaurav Sahai

Dr. Gaurav Sahai treats a number of conditions some of whom are mentioned here for your perusal:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Infection
  • Shrunken Kidney
  • Symptomatic Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Injury or Trauma
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Polycystic Kidneys
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

Extreme infections like hepatitis. tuberculosis and bone infections lead to the situation where you need to get your kidney transplanted. A recent occurrence of cancer or being a cancer patient in the present also could make you an excellent candidate for a kidney transplant. Kidney disease or cardiovascular disease can become good reasons for someone to get kidney transplant done.

Signs and Symptoms treated by a Dr Gaurav Sahai

The signs and symptoms which lead to end stage kidney disease necessitating a kidney transplant are outlined below.

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Fluid Retention (causing swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet)
  • Weakness
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Urine Output (although occasionally urine output remains normal)
  • Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure
  • Seizures or Coma (in severe cases)

Please consult your Kidney Transplant Surgeon whether you need to get a transplant done if your kidneys have failed i.e., you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). One of the most frequent reasons for this to happen is when a patient is diabetic for a certain period of time. High blood pressure or Hypertension is another of the leading causes of kidney disease which could necessitate a kidney transplant.

Operating Hours of Dr Gaurav Sahai

The operating hours of the doctor are from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday, with an off on Sunday. The initial recuperation period from the surgery is anytime upto one week.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr Gaurav Sahai

We bring to you the names of the popular procedures performed by Dr. Gaurav Sahai.:

  • Kidney Transplant
  • Hemodialysis

The donors whose kidney is transplanted in the place of the diseased kidney could be a living or deceased donor. The preemptive kidney transplant procedure is when the kidney is replaced before the person goes on dialysis. It is also important to check if the transplanted kidney is working properly or not and regular checkups post the surgery are required to do so..

Past Experience

  • Consultant & HOD at Metro Hospital, Faridabad
  • Consultant at Asian Hospital, Faridabad
  • Nephrologist at PSRI Hospital, Delhi

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • DNB - General Medicine
  • DNB - Nephrology
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Member of Indian Society of Nephrology
Procedures
Hemodialysis
Kidney Transplant

 

There are many options when it comes to the treatment of a kidney that fails to maintain normal function in the body. Kidney transplant surgery is one of the most successful ways to restore normal functioning of the affected kidneys as it allows for an access to greater freedom and a better quality of life.

A kidney transplant patient is more likely to enjoy bouts of energy and follow the less strict diet as compared to patients who choose an alternative treatment.

The kidney performs several important functions in the human body. Even slight damage to the kidneys can, therefore, cause a lot of problems. When the kidney is rendered incapable of its main function, that is, removal of waste products from the blood, a condition called uremia develops.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of this condition do not develop unless 90 percent of the kidney is damaged. This is the time when an individual would require a kidney transplantation surgery or dialysis to restore the normal functioning.

There are several other kidney diseases that warrant the need for a kidney transplantation. Some of these conditions include the following:

    • Deep-rooted problem in the anatomy of the urinary tract
    • Extremely high blood pressure
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Diabetes mellitus

 

Symptoms of Kidney Dysfunction

Some of the common symptoms observed in the case of kidney diseases include the following:

  • Shortness of breath and general fatigue
  • Retention of fluid causing swelling (edema)
  • Foamy and dark orange,  brown, red or tea-colored urine
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Back pain
  • Restless legs and inability to sleep due to leg cramps
  • Metallic taste
  • Breathing problems due to urea build up in blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness in the toes or fingertips and tingling sensation
  • Problem concentrating

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Gaurav Sahai have being a nephrologist in India?

Dr. Gaurav Sahai has over 10 years of experience in his field of nephrology.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Gaurav Sahai as a nephrologist?

He has a special interest in Paediatric Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Critical care Nephrology, and Nutrition in Dialysis patients.

Does Dr. Gaurav Sahai provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Gaurav Sahai provides online video consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr. Gaurav Sahai?

It cost 35 USD to video consult with Dr. Gaurav Sahai through MediGence.

What associations is Dr. Gaurav Sahai part of?

Dr. Gaurav Sahai is a part of many different medical and nephrology associations.

When do you need to see a nephrologist such as Dr. Gaurav Sahai?

Whenever a patient has kidney or urinary tract disorders then a kidney specialist or nephrologist is required to help diagnose, treat, and cure the condition.

How to connect with Dr Gaurav Sahai for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Gaurav Sahai have?
Dr. Gaurav Sahai is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Gaurav Sahai offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Gaurav Sahai have?
Dr. Gaurav Sahai is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 10 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Kidney Transplant Surgeon
What does a Kidney Transplant Surgeon do?

It is when you need your diseased kidney or kidneys removed and replaced with a healthy kidney that you visit a Kidney Transplant Surgeon. The surgeon not just performs the procedure but handholds you through the preoperative and post operative rehabilitation as well. The recommendations of medicines and tests is also done by them. While the procedure is being performed they are a part of the team which also includes Nephrologists, nurses and other technicians as well.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

We have outlined below the tests that give a good picture of whether you need a kidney transplant.:

  • Urine Tests
  • Imaging Tests
  • Removing a sample of Kidney Tissue for Testing
  • Urine Output Measurements
  • HLA Testing
  • Blood Tests
  • Donor-Special Blood Tests

There can be a requirement for other tests basis your health conditions, these additional tests are listed her:

  1. Blood tests
  2. Chest X-ray
  3. chocardiogram
  4. Electrocardiogram
  5. Cardiac stress test
  6. Cancer screening
  7. Colonoscopy
  8. Gynecological examination
  9. Prostate exam
  10. Dental evaluation

The tests are important to be performed at the right time and at proper frequencies to ensure the accuracy of the process, acceptance of the kidney and its proper functioning. Few of these tests are important to know the heart strength and they are Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram and the cardiac stress test.

When should you go to see a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

You must visit a Kidney Transplant Surgeon if you have any of the commonly seen symptoms associated with a kidney failure. You can avoid the condition of going on the dialysis at all by getting a kidney transplant to preempt this situation. It is also the work of the surgeon to check up on how your body is faring post transplant surgery. The decision to get a transplant or not is also done in consultation with the surgeon.

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