Kidney Dialysis

In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Kidney Dialysis:

  • Best Hospitals in India for Kidney Dialysis
  • Top Specialists in India for Kidney Dialysis
  • Cost of Kidney Dialysis
  • Understanding Kidney Dialysis

Best Doctors and Hospitals in India for Dialysis

Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for Kidney Dialysis.
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Doctor ImageDr. NameSpecialtyHospital AssociatedContact DoctorCity
Dr Saurabh PokhriyalDr. Saurabh PokhariyalNephrologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr Salil JainDr. Salil JainNephrologistFortis Memorial Research InstituteGurgaon
Dr Vijay KherDr. Vijay KherNephrologistFortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research CentreDelhi
Dr. S.C.TiwariDr. S.C.TiwariNephrologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr Arup Ratan DuttaDr. Arup Ratan DuttaNephrologistFortis Hospital AnandapurKolkata
Dr. Lt (Gen) Ajit Singh NarulaDr. Lt (Gen) Ajit Singh NarulaNephrologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalNew Delhi
Dr Sanjeev GulatiDr. Sanjeev GulatiNephrologistFortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall HospitalDelhi
Dr C M ThiagarajanDr. C M ThiagarajanNephrologistFortis Malar Hospital Chennai
Dr. P.N. GuptaDr. P.N. GuptaNephrologistParas HospitalGurgaon
Dr Sunil PrakashDr. Sunil PrakashNephrologistBLK Super Specialty HospitalDelhi
Dr. Dinesh KhullarDr. Dinesh KhullarNephrologistMax Super Specialty HospitalDelhi

Cost of Dialysis

Kidney dialysis cost in India depends on what type of dialysis the patient is on.

  • The cost of Haemodialysis is between USD 240 and USD 320
  • Peritoneal dialysis on the other hand costs around USD 350 to USD 450

Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis is an artificial replacement of a kidney that has stopped working or is not functioning properly. Also known as Renal Replacement Therapy, kidney dialysis machine works same as your natural kidney. It purifies your blood by eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood. It is important to note that dialysis only replaces the main function of blood purification does not performs endocrine functions of the kidney.

Who get dialysis?

Patients who have below kidney conditions are put on dialysis:

– Acute kidney failure i:e., temporary loss of one or both kidney function

– Permanently lost one or both kidney function

Types of dialysis

There are two main types of dialysis based on the method of removal of wastes and excess water from the blood:


Hemodialysis uses a special filter called a dialyzer to perform the function of kidney. Blood from the body is passed through a set of tubes to a dialyzer while once cleansed it returns to your body.

Hemodialysis is a day treatment that lasts for about three to four hours and is done three times a week. You can take this type of dialysis either at home or hospital.

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) cleanses the blood using a dialysate solution that is put into the abdominal cavity and then removed from it while the thin lining of peritoneal cavity acts as a blood filter. The process is repeated four to five times in a day. PD can be arranged at home too.

How long will I be on dialysis?

Role of dialysis role is to temporarily act as a replacement for your kidney function until your kidney regains its function. Here know that not all kidney disorders are untreatable. Based on your kidney function left and other medical conditions, if you follow strict precautions, recommended dietary habits and lifestyle changes, as prescribed by your doctor, you can still have a life.

However, chronic kidney diseases are difficult to cure and patients are permanently put on dialysis. For such patients, it is recommended to visit Kidney Transplant hospitals.

Note (for foreign patients):

Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.

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