DEPARTMENT OF nephrology

The department of nephrology and kidney transplantation at AHRI has the credit of having the most experienced full time faculty. Dr. R Kasi Visweswaran, one of the senior most Nephrologists in the country with more than 34 years of experience has ably taken the department into new frontiers. Dr. Lekha Hrishikesan with more than 22 years of experience in Nephrology has contributed to the further progress of the department.

We provide outstanding clinical care for patients with different types of kidney diseases including: clinical nephrology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology and renal transplantation. Conditions such as kidney infections, acute and chronic kidney failure, infections such as leptospirosis, dengue, kidney diseases due to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cystic and stone disease, collagen vascular disease, inflammatory diseases, hereditary renal diseases, poisonings, pregnancy with hypertension and renal disease etc are treated with utmost care and professionalism at our top- notch facility. Being a tertiary level hospital, complicated cases are referred to this department from various other centres. We have round the clock facilities for the care of all type of patient with kidney problems including critically sick patients in ICU and patients with multi-organ failure.

Our deep rooted experience in the field has helped us to understand the impact of kidney disorders which go far beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment. Our team of experts give families the support they need to deal with the long-term effects of what can be a chronic life-changing disease. To address renal diseases holistically we have a team of social workers, psychologists, dieticians, nurses, technicians and transplant co-ordinator who provide the warmth and care to patients and families.

Our department works closely with an excellent urology and transplant surgical team and vascular surgery team. The team spirit and close collaboration with which the different departments of AHRI manage the patients goes a long way in the overall care of the patients

Our department is recognized for training in Nephrology subspecialty by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. Our specialists are available round the clock to achieve our goal of providing the highest quality care while helping patients manage their condition.

We provide personal and friendly care and also fully educate and support the parents about the child’s health needs. To enable us in this we have the team comprising child psychologist, social worker, nutritionist, nurses specialized in kidney disorders and dialysis, expert dialysis technicians and transplant co-coordinator.

Dr. R Kasi Visweswaran, FRCP(Edin), DM(Nephro), MD
Dr. Lekha Hrishikesan, FRCPCH, MRCP(UK), MRCPCH, DM, DNB(Nephro), MD, DNB(Paed), DCH


Outpatient and inpatient service

Provides service every day. This includes
Nephrology OPD
Renal failure clinic
Hypertension clinic
Stone clinic
Renal transplant clinic

Renal Biopsy

For adult and pediatric patients under Ultrasound guidance

Renal Transplant Service

The renal transplantation service at AHRI offers children and adults, renal transplants from first degree relatives and cadaveric transplant. The potential candidates and donors are evaluated and managed by a multidisciplinary team of transplant nephrologists and transplant urologists. The renal transplant is offered at very cost effective rates.


A well equipped Hemodialysis Unit with the latest state of art machines for acute and chronic Haemodialysis backed by NABH accreditation.
Round the clock dialysis facility with expert dialysis nurses and technicians under the close supervision of the consultants.
Critical care Nephrology and facility for dialysis of critically ill patients in ICU
Acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis
Plasmapheresis for renal and non renal indications
Placement of percutaneous temporary and permanent vascular or peritoneal dialysis catheters
Vascular access: Vascular Surgical team at AHRI have extensive experience in placement of AV fistula and graft.

Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Prof. Dr Kasi Visweswaran R

MD(Gen Med), DM(Nephro)

OP days :
9.00 am - 1.00 pm(Monday - Saturday)

Prof. Dr R Kasi Visweswaran - An acclaimed Nephrologist with over 35 years experience in managing General Nephrology Patients, Renal Biopsies and Transplantation. He has made significant success in managing multiple live transplant cases including… | View Profile

Ananthapuri Hospitals And Research Institute

Dr.Lekha. H


OP days :
9:00 am to 3:00 pm ( Monday - Friday ) (9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday )

Dr Lekha Hrishikeshan has the recognition of being the first Pediatric Nephrologistin Kerala . She has 28 years of experience in Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Nephrology, with 25 years of teaching experience In India and abroad. Its she, who… | View Profile