Dubai New Medical Technology

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Sarah Peddie

Dubai Hospital has introduced a new non-surgical dialysis for patients which sees the process of dialysis naturally carried out by kidneys.

The Dubai Health Authority has provided the hospital with a top quality minimally invasive service for a non-surgical dialysis.

This is for patients with impaired kidney function. 

The non-surgical procedure is called Percutaneous Endovascular Arteriovenous Fistula Creation (PEAFC) and is done by needle-puncture.

Usually when a patient’s kidneys fail, the patient is connected to the dialysis machine that removes the wastes and extra fluids from the blood.

For this, dialysis patients need consistent, effective and permanent vascular access which is done through Surgical Arteriovenous (AV) Fistulas. This is a surgery that involves sewing together an artery and a vein usually in the wrist or elbow area. 

This creates a larger vein that can take multiple needle punctures which are needed for dialysis.

CEO of Dubai Hospital, Dr Maryam Al Rayes, said that doctors have now introduced a new procedure which can access inner organs or other tissue via needle-puncture of the skin.

This is to replace the open approach where inner organs and tissue are exposed.

Dr Ayman Saleh, Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Dubai Hospital, told Gulf News: “We wouldn’t have succeeded in introducing this technique without the full support of our doctors, nurses, technicians, and Dubai Hospital’s medical management, who always encourage the utilisation of latest technologies and techniques to improve patient’s wellness.”

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