Dialysis is the process of cleaning the blood of waste products and excess fluids. It is used for patients whose own kidneys are no longer functioning well-enough on their own. Dialysis does not replace or restore the patient’s own kidneys but serves as a substitute. Generally, when patients with chronic kidney disease progress to Stage V (reflecting 15% or less of total kidney function) they require either dialysis or transplantation. Dialysis treatments may be performed either in-center or at home (home dialysis).
In-center dialysis is a form of hemodialysis in which the patient goes to an outpatient center usually thrice weekly. The dialysis is performed by removing small amounts of a patient’s blood and putting it through a filter and then returning it to the bloodstream. These treatments are usually 3-5 hours and performed at a regularly scheduled time.
Almater Hospital offers:
- Highly specialized unit with 208 m2 for the treatment of hemodialysis
- 10 brand new hemodialysis machines – equipped with the latest technology
- 2 machines for infected patients
- 3 plant nephrologists from the National Institute of Pathology
- 7 nurses trained in managing hemodialysis technology
- 1 medical clinics specializing in kidney disease