Renal Dialysis Centres
High flux haemodialysis
Haemodialysis is a method for removing waste products from blood when the patient's kidneys suffer from irrevocable renal failure.
The essential element of high flux dialysis is the use of osmotic membranes with larger pores.
Online haemofiltration allows removal of low molecular weight solutes and middle molecular compounds, which are responsible for long-term cardiovascular and systemic complications.
Peritoneal dialysis makes use of the peritoneal membrane, a lining of the abdomen, to store dialysis fluid temporarily, so that dialysis takes place within the body.
In this case however the patient has an operation in which a catheter is inserted into the abdomen and dialysis fluid is then administered through this.
The peritoneal membrane takes the place of the artificial semi-permeable membrane in kidney machines, allowing excess water and waste products to pass into the dialysis fluid, which is then drained away.
A mechanical device is connected to the patient to provide an extracorporeal blood circulation through a filter. A diffusion process allows the exchange of particles between two compartments, one for blood and the other for dialytic fluid.
These are separated by a semipermeable membrane, which is assembled within the filter. In this way, contaminants go from blood flux to dialytic fluid and are removed.
In this way larger toxic molecules can be removed from blood flux as well. Patients can derive further benefit from this kind of treatment, because it removes contaminants in a more accurate way.
Dialysis takes about 1-2 hours each day, rather than about 4 hours several times per week.
This means that patients manage their own care to a greater extent than haemodialysis patients, who have to attend hospitals or clinics very frequently.
Find a Dialysis Centre
Select a country and choose your preferred dialysis centre or location. Then follow the instructions given there.
We are seeking additional dialysis centres around the world. Operators are invited to contact MHL (PPM Consult Ltd.)
For featured dialysis centres we provide you with direct e-mail and/or telephone details to make your own enquiries, without charge.
For all other dialysis centres we charge an Enquiry Fee to check for availability for you and an Introduction Fee if you wish to proceed.
Find a dialysis centre by country and apply for visitor dialysis services.
Dialysis centres in 107 countries and territories, from Helsinki to Melbourne, London to Buenos Aires
In most cases you will be required to pay for your dialysis in advance, by cash, credit card or prior remittance.
Paying for dialysis
Within the European Economic Area (EEA), which comprises all the EU plus some other countries many centres will accept payment by the European Health Insurance (EHIC) card.
Some do not however so you should always check in advance if you wish to use this for payment.
Where you do have to pay in advance we recommend CurrencyFair, which we use ourselves, for rapid and very low cost exchange and currency payments.
New dialysis centres welcome