What is dialysis?

People with failed or damaged kidneys may have difficulty eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood. Dialysis is an artificial way of carrying out this process.
Dialysis substitutes the natural work of the kidneys, so it is also known as renal replacement therapy (RRT).
Healthy kidneys regulate the body’s levels of water and minerals and remove waste.
The kidneys also secrete certain products that are important in metabolism, but dialysis cannot do this.
A person who has lost 85 to 90 percent of their kidney function will be a likely candidate for dialysis.

Types of dialysis
There are different types of dialysis. The three main approaches are:
1. Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD)
2. Peritoneal dialysis (PD)
3. Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT)

The choice will depend on factors such as the patient’s situation, availability, and cost.

Oak Tree Centre for Kidney and Chronic Disease

We offer robust haemodialysis services in our unit for patients with end-stage kidney disease as a bridge to definitive treatment by transplant.

Acute dialysis for reversible kidney failure is also offered for inpatients. Additionally we offer outreach dialysis services to other hospitals.

Patients experience an excellent nursing care from well trained Nephrology nurse.