Dialysis is the procedure that supports an individual’s excretory system when the kidneys are unable to perform their function efficiently.
There exist two different types of dialysis :
- Peritoneal dialysis
This section talks about the procedure of hemodialysis.
How is Hemodialysis performed?
In the procedure of Hemodialysis, a special filter that performs the function of the kidneys and acts as an artificial kidney known as a dialyzer, as well as a dialysis machine, is attached to the patient’s body in order to clean the blood.
In order for the blood to enter the dialyzer so as to be cleaned, the doctor needs to access your blood vessels. For this, a minor surgery is performed, usually in the arm, so as to access the blood vessels, and gain access to your blood.
How does the Dialyzer clean the blood?
The Dialyzer consists of two parts, of which one part is for the blood while the other is filled with a washing fluid known as Dialysate. The two parts of the Dialyzer are separated by a thin membrane which lets the blood cells and proteins pass through, without allowing impurities that are bigger in size to pass through, thereby cleaning the blood.
Small waste products such as potassium, creatinine, urea and other fluids that are present in the blood are separated by this procedure.
At Apollo Dialysis, a typical Hemodialysis procedure is usually performed for 3 days a week, with 4 hours dedicated to each sitting per week.
The procedure of Hemodialysis is performed at the Apollo Dialysis Center in a safe and comfortable environment. We perform procedures at Apollo Dialysis in a state of the art facility with the aid of the most advanced technology in the industry.