Dialysis is of two types.
Hemo-Dialysis is done for acute kidney failure and chronic renal failure. In acute renal failure, we introduce a catheter in the femoral vein or internal jugular vein.
The dialysis removes the excess urea and creatinine and other waste products. This is a temporary form of dialysis and is done till the kidneys of the patient recover.
Hemo-Dialysis in chronic renal failure is done when the both the kidneys of the patient have been damaged permanently. This should be done three times a week.
Peritoneal Dialysis also is known as CAPD is a form of dialysis which can be done at home by the patient. An important catheter is placed in the peritoneal cavity and dialysis substance is go through this cavity where it remains for 4 hours and then the patient drains out this fluid.
Dialysis takes place inside the peritoneal cavity and urea creatinine and other waste products are removed.
Dr. Vinant Bhargava, MBBS, DNB (Nephrology) is one of the Best Kidney Specialist in Delhi, performs both dialysis on a patient as per the requirement.