MIOT Institute of Nephrology

Dialysis

Overview

The MIOT Institute of Nephrology is a state-of-the-art dialysis facility, which handles more than 80 cases on an outpatient basis every day. Facilities for dialysis are also provided in all of MIOT’s ICUs, including the Liver ICU, Medical Intensive Care Unit and the post-operative care centre. The centre’s haemodialysis unit has one of the best water-treatment plants.

A life-sustaining procedure

Dialysis is a kidney treatment that employs an artificial process of eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood. The exchange occurs across a semi-permeable membrane. When the blood is drawn, passed through a membrane and returned to the patient, it is called haemodialysis. When the body’s peritoneal membrane or lining of the abdomen is used for the exchange with a chemical solution, it is called peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis can also be performed at home by the patient. Haemodialysis is considered more effective than peritoneal dialysis in removing fluid and substances with small molecular weight.

Sophisticated dialysis facilities

MIOT International offers patients both types of dialysis at its sophisticated dialysis unit. The hospital routinely performs special dialysis procedures such as CVVH, CAVH, CVV HD, CAVF, Total Plasma Exchange, Apheresis, etc., for patients in a critical condition. AV Fistula; AV Grafts; perm catheter; temporary femoral, subclavian or jugular access; and percutaneous catheter insertion for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) for patients requiring various modes of dialysis are also done.

The department also trains patients and their families to continue the CAPD at home.

Treatments & Procedures

  • Haemodialysis
  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis