Dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function, and to treat advanced chronic kidney disease or kidney failure.
SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) provides hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and brings together all the group's dialysis activities across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SDS manages a network of state-of-the-art dialysis centers, providing the best available treatment in an exceptional healing environment, staffed by highly competent teams of healthcare professionals.
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Hemodialysis is an extremely effective treatment that uses an artificial kidney to cleanse waste products and excess water and salt from the blood of patients with kidney failure. Tubes are connected to a dialysis machine that withdraws and returns blood from either a surgically created vein in the arm or a catheter placed in a vein in the neck or chest.
Peritoneal dialysis is another way to remove waste products from the blood when the patient's kidneys can no longer do the job adequately. Instead of cleansing the blood through an artificial membrane outside the body (as in hemodialysis), the blood is purified inside the body using the peritoneum – a thin membrane that covers all organs in the abdomen.
The Dialysis Guidelines section of this website has further information on:
• The Healthy Kidney
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• End Stage Renal Disease
• Peritoneal Dialysis
• Keeping Well
• Vascular Access
• Dialysis Treatment
• Food, Drink and Exercise
• Health Tips