Departments and Centers

Blood Purification Center

Chairman Kosuke Masutani M.D.,Ph.D.

The Blood Purification Center was founded in 1973 with 6 dialysis beds, and the number of the beds increased to 10 in 1991. In June, 2007, the Center was relocated to the 4th floor of the hospital's west annex, where we currently operate 6 days a week with 25 dialysis beds.

We offer extensive blood purification therapies covering areas, including hemodialysis initiation, management of maintenance hemodialysis patients with complications, treatment of acute kidney injuries, and apheresis therapies for renal, neurologic, gastrointestinal, liver, and skin diseases. In recent years, we have been promoting peritoneal dialysis management and support the pre- and post-operative management of kidney transplant patients.

The annual number of patients undergoing dialysis initiation was 48 in 2019 (from January to December). The total number of hemodialysis sessions number of hemodialysis was 6139, and apheresis therapy was performed 60 times in 2019(from January to December). Dialysis is performed under constant supervision of physicians (including 3 board-certified member of the Japanese Society of Dialysis Therapy), nurses, and clinical technicians.

Our outpatient dialysis service is currently available during the daytime on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and in the morning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.