The Dialysis Unit at STAR Hospitals offers exceptional care and treatment options, featuring the latest technology and comes with high quality computerized dialysis machines, experienced dialysis staff and personal attention to patients. This facility is available in four shifts with arrangement to provide emergency dialysis round the clock. CRRT machines latest version prismaflex is available for critically ill patients .
The department is a well-equipped Hemo-dialysis Unit with many world renowned brands of machines. Water for dialysis is provided by Reverse Osmosis (RO) system.
Chronic dialysis services from the Dialysis Unit include:
The department has state-of the art intensive care facility for patients. This facility comes with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) provision for dialysis patients. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) is dialysis treatment that is provided as a continuous therapy. Intermittent dialysis treatments are treatments that are provided for brief intervals, usually every day or every 2-3 days as required
Through both intermittent and continuous hemodialysis circuits, blood is removed from the patient, pumped through a dialysis filter and returned to the patient following removal of surplus water and wastes. The filter performs many of the functions of the kidney’s nephron unit, hence, it is referred to as an Artificial kidney
Intermittent hemodialysis removes large amounts of water and wastes in a short period of time (usually over 2-4 hours), whereas, continuous renal replacement therapies remove water and wastes at a slow and steady rate. The rapid removal of water and wastes during intermittent treatments may be poorly tolerated by hemodynamically unstable patients, so CRRT is a mode of renal replacement therapy for hemodynamically unstable, fluid overloaded, catabolic septic patients and finds its application in management of acute renal failure especially in the critical care /intensive care unit setting.
The popularity of slow continuous therapies for the treatment of critically ill patients with renal failure is increasing.
The department has advanced Ultrasound imaging facilities that involve sending of high frequency sound waves through the body to obtain images of the internal organs
Ultrasound is a useful way of examining the kidneys and bladder. Blood flow into the kidneys and urine jets into the bladder can be examined using Doppler ultrasound
A transducer passed over your kidneys emits sound waves that, like sonar, bounce off your kidney, transmitting a picture of the organ that can be displayed on a video screen Used for the following purposes