Renal Dialysis Unit
Omar Hospital & Cardiac Centre renal dialysis units offer several treatment options for patients with acute and chronic kidney failure. Haemodialysis can be provided at the hospital, in a dialysis unit that is not part of a hospital, or at home when peritoneal dialysis is chosen as an appropriate treatment option by the patient and his/her physician.
With over 30 years of experience we at Omar Hospital & Cardiac Centre are providing services to the kidney patients.
In haemodialysis, a dialysis machine and a special filter called an artificial kidney, or a dialyzer, is used to clean your blood. The average hemodialysis treatment lasts about four hours and is administered three times per week.
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
CAPD is the only type of peritoneal dialysis that is done without machines. You do this yourself, usually four to five times a day, at home and/or at work. While the dialysate is in your peritoneal cavity, you can go about your usual activities at work, school or at home.
Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD)
CCPD is done at home using a special machine called a cycler. Each cycle usually lasts 90 minutes and exchanges are done throughout the night while you sleep.