Kidneys are the most important organ in regulating your blood. They filter out waste from the blood and keep you blood clean. Other than that, they also secrete important hormones that keep you healthy. Kidney failure is a serious medical condition as it is unable to properly perform its function. When waste materials accumulate in the blood, patients may face blood poisoning which could be deadly. Historically, the only option for patients with kidney failure is to undergo kidney transplant or control a strict diet. With haemodialysis, kidney failure patients are given a new lease at life.
Haemodialysis is a process which uses a machine that functions as an artificial kidney. During the process, a pump in the machine draws blood via a catheter or needle. After that, the machine has filters that are designed to filter out waste materials. After that, the cleaned blood is then cycled back in to the body. The process takes around 4 hours and patients are required to undergo treatment three times a week. This is required to avoid any build-up of waste materials in the blood.
Our newly revamped state of the art Haemodialysis Unit has 21 dialysis treatment bays that serve inpatients and outpatients, out of which two are specially designated for isolation cases (Hep B and C).
The department also as a Hemodiafiltration (HDF) machine that caters to the individualised dialysis treatment, it will enhance the patients experience and clinical outcome.
The Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre HD department is panel for Majlis Perbandaran Klang, Zakat, TNB, SOCSO and JPA.
The HD department operates three shifts from 7.00am to 9.00pm, 6 days a week including public holidays. After hours, an on-call team is on standby for any emergency cases.
The hospital has three resident Nephrologists who visit patients regularly. The unit is supported by a team of dedicated staff. For more information about our haemodialysis unit, contact us today.