Overview

Kidney dialysis

We're a regional centre for kidney disease for south east London, Kent and the surrounding areas. We provide kidney dialysis and transplantation.

Dialysis can be provided:

  • at home (home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis)
  • in a community dialysis centre
  • at the Astley Cooper dialysis unit at Guy's Hospital for people with higher medical needs

Our care is highly rated by independent resources, including:

Types of dialysis

We support people with different types of dialysis.

  • Haemodialysis, this is the most common type of dialysis. It involves filtering out waste by passing blood through an artificial kidney machine
  • Peritoneal dialysis, uses a thin tube (catheter) inserted into the stomach
  • Home dialysis, either haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, carried out where you live

We also offer holiday dialysis sessions for NHS patients from other units and visiting non-NHS or private patients.

We offer holiday dialysis at:

To find out if you can have NHS treatment, please email [email protected].

Bookings should be made at least 4 weeks in advance. When you contact us, we'll send all the documents you need. When we have the completed documents, we'll confirm your booking.

Wards

If you need to stay in hospital, you’ll stay on:

Health information

We've produced some health information to support you:

  • our having dialysis film explains how dialysis works. It features patients talking about different types of dialysis and how they fit the treatment into their lives

The NHS website has information about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

Kidney Care UK website provides information and support for people having dialysis.

Team

Our consultants in the kidney dialysis service:

  • Dr Elham Asgari (haemodialysis at New Cross dialysis unit)
  • Dr Cormac Breen (home haemodialysis)
  • Dr Heather Brown (peritoneal dialysis at Sidcup kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Paramit Chowdhury (haemodialysis at Camberwell dialysis unit)
  • Dr Andrew Coutinho (haemodialysis at Tunbridge Wells kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Refik Gokmen (haemodialysis at Borough kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Rachel Hilton (haemodialysis at Borough kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Nicola Kumar (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis at Tunbridge Wells kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Nick Mansfield (haemodialysis at Sidcup kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr Dimitrios Moutzouris (haemodialysis at New Cross dialysis unit and peritoneal dialysis)
  • Dr Vicki Moxham (haemodialysis at Sidcup kidney treatment centre)
  • Dr James Pattison (haemodialysis at Lewisham dialysis centre)
  • Dr Taryn Pile (haemodialysis at Astley Cooper dialysis unit, Guy’s Hospital)
  • Dr Rishi Pruthi (haemodialysis at Astley Cooper dialysis unit, Guy’s Hospital)
  • Dr Michael Robson (haemodialysis at Camberwell dialysis unit)

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also contact [email protected] for more information.

Contact us

For more information, please contact your nearest dialysis unit.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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