Nephrology Patients with kidney disease need quality guidance and hope. As leaders in kidney disease management, we provide a full range of services and take pride in our teamwork to achieve the best possible outcomes in a range of disorders from congenital to acquired and degenerative. Our kidney specialist direct all aspects of treatment, including early intervention, support and dialysis services, like peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and clinical research.
In medicine, dialysis is primarily used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function (renal replacement therapy) due to renal failure. Dialysis may be used for very sick patients who have suddenly but temporarily, lost their kidney function (acute renal failure) or for quite stable patients who have permanently lost their kidney function (stage 5 chronic kidney disease).
Kidney dialysis is a life-support treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful wastes, salt, and excess fluid from your blood. This restores the blood to a normal, healthy balance. Dialysis replaces many of the kidney's important functions. There are different types of kidney dialysis.