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.
Dialysis removes the excess urea and creatinine and other waste products. This is a temporary form of dialysis and is done till the kidneys 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 two to three times a week.
Peritoneal Dialysis also known as CAPD, is a form of dialysis which can be done at home by the patient. A CAPD catheter is placed in the peritoneal cavity and dialysis is performed by instilling CAPD fluid into the peritoneal cavity. It is indwelled for 4-8 hrs and then drained out.
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.