This is a diagnostic test that will take only 24 hours in Spain. You can come to any of the hospitals we have in any of the major cities in Spain and also enjoy the culture, climate and history of the city.
You will simply have to stay a few hours after the operation in the hospital to certify that you are back to normal. It is recommended for those people who may have some kind of kidney condition.
Who is this kind of treatment for?
A percutaneous kidney biopsy is a test that is conducted to diagnose kidney dysfunction.
How is the treatment performed?
A percutaneous kidney biopsy is usually performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation and requires 60-90 minutes.
The specialist will ask you to lie face down on the table, apply the local anaesthetic and mark the area where the incision is to be made.
A probe will be inserted through the incision, guided by an ultrasound machine (sometimes CT is used), to the appropriate area.
The specialist will insert a needle through the skin, at which point you will be asked to hold your breath while the needle is advanced through the kidney and the sample is removed (one or more samples may be taken at the same time).
Finally, once the sample is extracted, pressure will be applied and you will be bandaged.
You will spend approximately 12-24 hours in the hospital for observation.
What is the result of the treatment?
The analysis of the sample(s) taken will serve to discern the condition you are suffering from and to be able to administer the appropriate treatment.
What recovery time do I need in Spain?
The time spent in Spain will depend on the result of the analysis of the biopsy taken. If the result rules out a renal pathology you will be able to return home in a couple of days. If the result reveals a kidney disorder, and you want to undergo the corresponding treatment in Spain, the doctor will inform you of the options.
- Diagnosing a kidney disorder
- No scars
- Reduction of bleeding
- Absolute rest for 24 hours
- Check that you have prepared all the personal documentation (credit card, cash, passport, Identity Card…), medical (reports, prescriptions, images…) and travel (confirmation of accommodation booking, travel tickets…)
- If you take medication of any kind not related to the surgery, do not forget to take with you the necessary amount for your stay in Spain, as well as the medical prescription that will allow you to travel with it without problems.
- Once you are in Spain, you will have to make an appointment with your specialist. During this visit, the doctor will open your medical record (for which you will be asked to provide all your medical documentation), perform a physical examination and tell you if any further tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
- If it is not necessary and everything is confirmed, your doctor will tell you when you must go to the preoperative study and will confirm the time of admission for the day of your surgery.
- If the surgeon has told you to stop taking any medication a few days before the surgery, such as anticoagulants, please do not forget to follow the exact instructions given by the doctor or you will not be able to have the operation!
- After your discharge from the hospital, you must avoid physical exertion for one week.
- Remember that your recovery time will vary depending on your age, your physical condition, your lifestyle habits and your attitude
- Keep in mind that your successful recovery also depends on you!
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