Faruk Medical City Hemodialysis Unit offers the highest medical care treatment and the full range of renal care therapy, which includes dialysis and plasmapheresis to patients of different race, ethnicity, age, and gender.
The FMC Hemodialysis unit was established in 2015 and had provided service to more than thousands of patients since then. The unit comprises of three beds and three operational Fresenius 4008s Next Generation machines.
The unit regularly operates from eight in the morning to nine in the evening from Wednesday to Saturday but accommodates emergency cases beyond the operating hours and days. It offers comfortable and pleasant environment with air conditioning room; access to entertainment such as television; and access to food and drinks.
FMC Hemodialysis gears toward providing excellent services that promotes longevity of life and optimal care for patients with acute and chronic renal disease. We also strive to establish a trusting relationship with our patients together with their families and to empower them to take an active role on choosing their treatment. We make sure that our patient’s health and safety our top priority. To ensure these aims are being delivered, well-experienced registered nurses and nephrology residents are always present within the unit.
Dialysis is the process of removing excess water, solutes, and toxins from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally. This is referred to as renal replacement therapy. Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs.
You need dialysis when you develop end stage kidney failure –usually by the time you lose about 85 to 90 percent of your kidney function and have a GFR of <15.
eGFR – Estimated glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease.
*Your GFR number tells you how much kidney function you have. As kidney disease gets worse, the GFR number goes down.
When your kidneys fail, dialysis keeps your body in balance by:
In Hemodialysis, an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from your blood. To get your blood into the artificial kidney, the doctor needs to make an access (entrance) into your blood vessels. This is done by minor surgery to your arm or leg.
Sometimes, an access is made by joining an artery to a vein under your skin to make a bigger blood vessel called a fistula.
However, if your blood vessels are not adequate for a fistula, the doctor may use a soft plastic tube to join an artery and a vein under your skin. This is called a graft.
Occasionally, an access is made by means of a narrow plastic tube, called a catheter, which is inserted into a large vein in your neck. This type of access may be temporary, but is sometimes used for long-term treatment.