Nephrology and Dialysis

The Department of Nephrology at Doctors Hospital provide a complete range of consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with kidney diseases. The scope of care encompasses all stages of kidney disease, from earliest detectable changes in kidney function through End Stage Renal Disease. The division’s goal is to provide the highest quality care while helping patients manage their condition. Kidney failure is often associated with other medical issues, such as heart, lung liver diseases, cancer etc and other surgical or obstetrical disorders. Patients with a history of renal disease who are on dialysis and undergo major general or cardiac surgery are at high risk for complications. The center for dialysis works closely with other Doctors Hospital specialties, addressing a patient’s kidney failure prior to surgery and taking appropriate steps to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Services

Therapeutic Services:

We specialize in providing the following services

  • General Nephrology Consultation

Expert consulting on kidney diseases and treatment methods

  • Inpatient and outpatient Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)

Treatment options for kidney failure, including Intermittent Hemodialysis,               special dialysis in the ICU and CCU (Continuous Veno-venous Hemodiafiltration and Sustained Low Efficiency Daily Dialysis) and Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and

Emergency dialysis treatment.

  • Outpatient Kidney Disease Clinic

Consultation and treatment for kidney patients who do not need to be admitted to hospital.

 

Diagnostic Services

Within the framework of our consultation and diagnostic services, we specialize in.

  • Kidney biopsy- removal of a small piece of kidney tissue for diagnostic purposes or to monitor treatment.
  • Temporary Hemodialysis catheter insertion.
  • CAPD catheter placement.
  • Arterio-venous Fistula fashioning.

 

Dialysis:

Dialysis is a life saving procedures for patients whose kidneys are not working properly, in which excess water and waste products are removed from the body. There are two types of dialysis:

  1. Hemodialysis:

In Hemodialysis blood is drawn out from the patient through a tube into a special machine which filters the blood and pumps it back into the body. The blood is taken and sent back through access sources like catheter (inserted by doctor in neck or thigh vein) and fistula (made by surgeon in arm).The procedure can last several hours during which a patient’s entire blood courses through the machine numerous times. Most patient need Hemodialysis three times a week for four hours each session.

  1. Peritoneal Dialysis:

In peritoneal dialysis, blood is cleaned inside the body. The doctor will do surgery to place a plastic tube called a catheter into abdomen to make an access.

During the treatment, abdominal area (peritoneal cavity) is slowly filled with dialysate (fluid) through the catheter. The blood stays in the arteries and veins that line peritoneal cavity. Extra fluid and waste products are drawn of blood and into the dialysate. 

Dialysis Unit 1:

The Dialysis Unit at Doctors Hospital is part of the renal replacement therapy program to help patients suffering from kidney failure. It caters for renal patients under Nephrology Consultant, Dr. Abeera Mansur.

The Dialysis Unit operates from 8am to 10 pm Monday to Saturday.

Please call 0423-530-2701-14, 0423-111-22-33-77 at extension 101 for appointments.

The Dialysis unit has 8 Fresenius dialysis machines. Six machines are dedicated for   patients without any liver virus (hepatitis B and C) in their body. And two machines are dedicated for Hepatitis C reactive patients.

It is a technological sophisticated system with a special design that allows constant patient observation and timely interventions to prevent complications.

To maintain high standards in dialysis care, the Dialysis centre carries out microbiological analysis on water and dialysate quality bimonthly, confirming to the European Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

The Dialysis centre has always aimed to set the international standard to achieve best dialysis care for our patients.

Services offered by the department.

Dialysis Unit 2:

In Dialysis unit 2 we use advanced next generation Fresenius 5008 machines with specially imported

tubing’s and dialyzers. These machines are unique to our unit and not installed anywhere in Pakistan.

This has ensured further efficacy and enhanced safety for patients allowing self adjustments in the wake

of cardiovascular instability. Haemodialysis is an essential component of acute medical therapy for not

only patients with medical ailments but sometimes also for patients undergoing procedures like

coronary intervention and life threatening surgical emergencies. We have machines available for

hepatitis B and C positive patients and are open seven days a week for regular and emergency patients.

As a mark of care and quality we regularly receive not only patients from other cities but from different

countries. We are contracted with UK National Health Service for provision of dialysis service to patients

holidaying in Pakistan.

For further information please ring on Extension 144 or call direct on 03214484247 to book an

appointment.

Nephrology Clinic

Daily Monday to Saturday.

For appointments Please call 0423-530-2701-14, 0423-111-22-33-77 at extensions 262 and 101

 

The Team:

Your care team at the dialysis unit will include:

Doctor:

  • Nephrology Consultant is the Kidney specialist who offer management for in and out patents with all kidney related conditions.
  • Renal fellows also specialize in the treatment of kidney diseases.

They work under the close supervision of the Nephrologist to help treatment plans and assist in care of each patient.

Health care professionals:

The Dialysis Unit is manned at all times by qualified registered health care professionals with certified specialization in dialysis care in order to give patients the best possible care. They are trained to counsel patients and their family on the special nutritional needs of Dialysis patients. Dialysis-in-charge supervises the medical care of the patients.

Requirement of the DHMC Dialysis centre

Paper work:

To be eligible for dialysis you need to provide us with

  • Recent Hepatitis B and C status
  • Recent flow sheet
  • Short Medical History
  • Referral from Attending Nephrologist.

Reservations:

Availability is limited and reservations are made on a first come-first served basis.

Please contact us at least 1 week before booking your trip, to avoid disappointments.

Emergency dialysis services are available 24 Hours.

Payment of Services:

For administrative reason we kindly request you to settle the financial part of your treatment with the accounts department upon checking in. The Dialysis charge excludes lab work and medications.

Doctors

Dr Hameed Tajmal

Dr. Hameed Tajamal

Nephrology and Dialysis

Nephrology and Dialysis

    Dr. Abeera Mansoor

    Dr. Abeera Mansoor

    Nephrology and Dialysis

    Nephrologist

      Appointments