Renal Biopsy is a common medical procedure, where a small piece of the kidney is extracted. This is used to microscopically test the kidney tissue to diagnose, monitor or treat problem in the kidney area.
This procedure also helps identify the type of kidney diseases you have and its severity. This procedure is also most commonly used to test, how the kidney is responding to treatments, identify complication, if any, following a transplant procedure.
The procedure is also known as Percutaneous Biopsy/ Renal Needly Biopsy. Here a small biopsy needle is inserted through the skin to remove some kidney tissue.
At NU hospitals, we brief you on the various advantages of this surgery and also give you a walkthrough on the process, the pre and post-operative care and also recovery time.