The unit consists of 8 stations and provides dialysis treatment for acute kidney illnesses and chronic maintenance dialysis. The dialysis procedure is scheduled 2 shifts day and per appointment basis (early morning and mid-day).
Department Location: Ground Floor of the Annex Building
List of Services:
Hemodialysis treatment (High and Low Flux)
Frequently Ask Questions:
What is Hemodialysis? How can it help me?
In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) is used to remove waste, chemicals and excess fluid from the blood. To get your blood into the artificial kidney, the doctor needs to create an access (entrance) into your blood vessels. This is done by minor surgery to your arm or leg.
Hemodialysis acts like the body’s kidneys and keeps your body in balance. Dialysis does the following:
- removes waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body
- keeps a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate
- helps regulate blood pressure
How much is the procedure per session?
OUT-PATIENT TREATMENT PACKAGE:
- New Dialyzer (Low Flux) – P4,500
- Re-Use Dialyzer (Low Flux) – P2,812.50
- New Dialyzer (High Flux) – P5,157.00
- Re-Use Dialyzer (High Flux) – P2,812.50
- Monthly Labs – P1,094.50
- Quarterly Labs – P1,644.50
- Emergency Dialysis – P1,650.00
- Extension Fee (Per Hour) – P550.00
- Oxygen Fee (Per Hour) – P152.50
- Hemoglucose Test Fee – P198.00
- Hepa Profile Package – P1,500.00
How long does hemodialysis treatment last?
The time needed for your dialysis depends on:
- how well your kidneys work
- how much fluid weight you gain between treatments
- how much waste you have in your body
- how much you weigh
- the type of artificial kidney used
Usually, each hemodialysis treatment lasts about four hours and is done three times per week. A type of hemodialysis called high-flux dialysis may take lesser time.