The Dialysis Unit of Sreechand Speciality Hospital provides, a life-saving treatment, for patients with chronic kidney failure.
Broadly there are 2 types of dialytic therapies for end-stage renal disease patients. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis uses a machine and a filter to remove waste products and water from the blood.
Peritoneal dialysis uses a fluid (dialysate) that is placed in the patient’s abdominal cavity to remove waste products and fluid from the body. Our Dialysis unit comprise of 9 beds and able to handle 40 patients per day.
One needle will slowly remove blood and transfer it to a machine called a dialyser or dialysis machine. The dialysis machine is made up of a series of membranes that act as filters and a special liquid called dialysate. The membranes filter waste products from your blood, which are passed into the dialysate fluid.
There are 3 main types of dialysis:
- In-center hemodialysis dialysis
- Home hemodialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
Each type has pros and cons. It’s important to remember that even once you choose a type of dialysis, you always have the option to change, so you don’t have to feel “locked in” to any one type of dialysis. Average life expectancy on dialysis is 5-10 years