Hemodialysis Unit

Professor - Director: D. Michail


The Hemodialysis Unit of AHEPA University Hospital is one of the leading Hemodialysis Units in Greece. It offers all types of haemodialysis (e.g. conventional haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration, online haemodiafiltration, short daily haemodialysis etc.) as well as Peritoneal Dialysis. Plasma exchange therapies and LDL-apheresis are also provided. Outpatient renal and hypertension clinics run on a daily basis.

The department was recently fully renovated and hosts 20 modern dialysis machines. It is equipped with flat screen monitors and is fully air-conditioned. The haemodialysis chairs are new and fully electrically-adjustable, offering maximum comfort to the patient.

We serve 70 long-term haemodialysis patients in three shifts daily and provide first class dialysis and patient-centred care. 90% of our patients achieve a Kt/V of 1.2 or better and the vast majority achieves the minimum recommended levels for haemoglobin and albumin. We have the ability to admit patients at any moment to the Nephrology Department.

Our staff consists of 7 fellows and 4 consultants together with 5 nephrologists holding academic positions. One fellow and one staff nephrologist are always on duty on a 24 hour basis. Our doctors are very well trained in Greece and in many European and US centres. They have published a great number of papers in major nephrology journals and are leading experts in the field of Dialysis and Hypertension (amongst others, they include P. Nikolaidis, N. Dombros, A. Lasaridis, V. Liakopoulos and P. Sarafidis). The nursing staff is experienced and well trained. One dialysis nurse is responsible for 3 patients in every shift. All our doctors and most of our nurses are English speaking. The department collaborates with a renal dietician and a social worker and runs a famous in-dialysis exercise program.

Our Peritoneal Dialysis program is the first organized program in Greece and is well renowned nationally and internationally. It has been founded in collaboration with the Toronto Western Hospital where Dr Dimitrios Oreopoulos has established Peritoneal Dialysis as a feasible dialysis modality in the 1970’s. Four of our doctors (N. Dombros, P. Nikolaidis, E. Balaskas and V. Liakopoulos) have been trained in Toronto and have transferred their knowledge and experience to the AHEPA hospital. We offer both CAPD and all forms of APD and handle all major PD systems (Baxter, Fresenius and Bieffe Medital).

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Access Diagram to Hemodialysis Unit
Hemodialysis Unit

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Access Diagram to Hemodialysis Unit
Hemodialysis Unit