Dialysis Unit

The department of nephrology is dedicated to the understanding of kidney diseases, their development, progression, treatment and prevention. The department’s mission is to provide outstanding cutting edge clinical care and to pursue extensive basic and clinical research and training program. The department is filled with people passionate in their academic pursuit.

The centre for dialysis employs a multidisciplinary team of nephrologists, nurses, social workers, dieticians and technician to evaluate optimal outcome for dialysis patients. Innovative use of the latest technologies allows the department to provide highest quality dialysis care that is accessible and comfortable with significantly better outcome. The department has state of art volumetric controlled hemodialysis machines and is manned by highly skilled technical and nursing staff. The latest reverse osmosis water plant in the dialysis unit helps attain high quality water. This is one of the few units in West Bengal where endotoxin tests are done regularly. To help a patient feel more at home during dialysis, every dialysis station has a sophisticated audio/visual system that lets a patient watch TV program of his own choice.

The centre for nephrology is a major participant in intensive care by providing critical care nephrology care to ICU patients with acute renal failure, volume disturbances or electrolyte and acid base disorder. There is facility to dialyze critically ill patients without shifting them to the main Dialysis unit.

The dialysis centre works closely with other specialties addressing patient kidney failure prior to any surgery or cardiovascular procedures like Coronary angiogram, angioplasty and taking appropriate steps to ensure the best possible outcome. The day to day activity includes more than 400 hemodialysis, CAPD’s, 10 -15 SLEDDs and 25-30 temporary /permanent vascular access placements every week

  • All facilities to investigate, diagnose and treat and prevent chronic kidney disease in adults and children.
  • Management of Acute Kidney Injury
  • Customized treatment for polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones
  • Treatment of nephritic syndrome and other glomerulonephritis
  • Regular Haemodialysis round-the-clock 24 x7
  • Bedside hemodialysis for patients in the intensive care unit
  • Sustained low efficiency daily dialysis (SLEDD)
  • Separate Dialysis machines and isolation rooms for HBsAg & HCV positive patients
  • Plasmapheresis for renal, neurological and other patients
  • Peritoneal Dialysis-CAPD and CCPD training programme for patients and their caregivers.
  • Percutaneous Renal Biopsy under Ultra Sound guidance.
  • Renal Histopathology studies.
  • Management of essential and secondary hypertension