Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

During this type of dialysis, a cleansing fluid flows through a catheter into the part of your abdomen. The peritoneum- the lining of the abdomen acts as a filter and removes any waste product from your blood. After a certain period, the fluid with the filtered waste product flows out of the abdomen and is discarded.

Types of Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis is of two types:

CAPD (Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis)
Automated peritoneal dialysis

Automated peritoneal dialysis: In this, a machine(cycler) delivers and discards the cleansing fluid. It’s done 4-5 times during the night while the patient is asleep.

CAPD: In the process of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), fluid is delivered and drained from the peritoneal cavity for three to four times a day while following a normal routine

What is the procedure for doing Peritoneal Dialysis?


The patient undergoes a surgery where a catheter is placed in the abdomen cavity. After two weeks, stitches are taken out and the patient is initiated on dialysis.


The peritoneal cavity is filled with dialysis fluid of 2 liters which stays in for several hours before draining it out. The waste product accumulates in peritoneum fluid by the process of the diffusion. Again, repeat the steps, by filling the peritoneal cavity with dialysis fluid. This should be done four times a day and takes around 30-45 minutes.


Doctors will prescribe other medicines as well as with this dialysis, like vitamins, iron, blood pressure medications, insulin if the patient has diabetes.

What are the major complications of CAPD?

The major complications of CAPD include infection of the exit side, peritonitis as well as a mechanical obstruction to the inflow and outflow of the fluid.

What precautions a patient should take?

  • If the patient is doing it by himself, it can be done anywhere either  home, hotel  room or office provided it’s being done in the clean environment, and change of exit side dressing is done regularly.
  • Wash your hands before initiating an exchange. Avoid dust and pet animals at that moment.
  • Heavy lifting should be avoided.
  • Follow-ups are necessary, to keep a check if peritoneal dialysis treatments are working efficiently.

How long does a patient have to undergo Dialysis?

Once kidneys have failed permanently, patients need dialysis indefinitely. But yes, the patient can undergo a Kidney transplant and post Kidney Transplant Dialysis is no longer required.

How are we different from other units?

  • Team of expert doctors and technicians: Our team has more than 17 years of extensive experience in handling patients with chronic kidney diseases.
  • Most affordable Dialysis unit with state-of-the-art technology: The cost of dialysis in our center is economical as compared to other dialysis units. 
  • Personalized Care: Our center is patient-centric and we provide personalized care to every patient.
Dialysis Services

Dialysis is the process that purifies the blood of the body. Doctors recommend Dialysis to patients whose kidney function is less than 10-15%. Dialysis is of two types: -Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

Haemodialysis Services

In this blood from the body is pumped through a machine. It has a dialyzer also called an artificial kidney. It functions the same as the kidney in removing waste from the body. The purified blood returns to the body via tubes. At any time only a small amount of blood stays out in the machine for filtration.

Renal Biopsy Services

Reasons for doing this procedure include blood or protein in your urine. The procedure helps to make a more accurate diagnosis, which will help determine the proper treatment.

Chronic Kidney Disease Services

CKD is a condition in which the kidney progressively loses its functions over some time. As per a study, kidney diseases should have been present for at least three months to be called CKD-Chronic Kidney Disease

kidney Transplant Services

Kidney Transplantation is the process of transferring a healthy kidney into a patient who has end-stage kidney disease or CKD Stage V. For this a kidney donor is required and is selected based on various parameters.