The Dialysis facility at KIMS is a hospital-based unit that has more than 40 hemodialysis stations. The unit also provides continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatment to a diverse group of adult patients who have chronic (long-term) kidney failure.
Dialysis performs the work of the kidneys by cleansing the blood and removing wastes and excess water. The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, the patient's blood is passed through an artificial kidney machine and this procedure is performed in a hospital or similar facility. In peritoneal dialysis, the blood is filtered within the patient's abdomen and the dialysis fluid there is exchanged through a catheter. CAPD can be done at home.
Dialysis care at KIMS is provided by a team of professionals including nephrologists (physicians specializing in kidney diseases), registered nurses, certified hemodialysis technicians, registered dieticians and a clinical social worker. The unit's goal is to maintain and improve the overall health and quality of life for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). We continuously monitor patient satisfaction and clinical indicators in order to measure and improve the quality of patient care and to maintain our high standards of operation.
KIMS Dialysis Clinics are available at KIMS Hospitals Kurnool.