On December 10, 2019, took place the grand opening of the modernized hemodialysis center of the N.Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology - a branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of Russia. After reconstruction, the renovated center fully complies with European requirements. High-tech care will be provided to patients suffering from renal failure here, which can improve quality and prolong their life by 15 - 25 years.
The ceremony was attended by Academician Andrey Kaprin, Chief Oncologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, General Director of NMRRC of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Prof. Oleg Apolikhin, Chief specialist on reproductive health of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Director of N.Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology - a branch of NMRRC, Dr. Oleg Kotenko, Chief Nephrologist, Department of Health of the city of Moscow, Deputy Chief Physician for Nephrology in the Clinical Hospital No. 52 in the city of Moscow.
“The center is fitted with medical equipment and devices that were produced based on the latest developments and wide experience gained by manufacturing companies. This allows us to consider it one of the best not only in Russia but in the whole Europe. Patients will be able to receive hemodialysis in the most comfortable conditions,” Academician Kaprin said.
The hemodialysis center operates 20 latest-generation “artificial kidney” devices with a built-in safety and patient protection program.
Prof. Apolikhin says that the center has a number of undeniable advantages.
- First of all, cancer patients who need hemodialysis can receive treatment here. Since the Center works on the basis of the Research Institute of Urology, our patients will be able to get consultation from all the Institute's specialists. At the same time, patients here can be examined and transferred to another department for kidney transplantation,”- noted Prof. Apolikhin.
The hemodialysis center has a capacity of 20 beds and can serve patients 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Monthly, this is more than 200 patients, and 2,000 procedures.
“It is very important that here we are able to help cancer patients with renal failure. The experience that was accumulated during the joint work of nephrologists, urologists and oncologists of this center allows us to cope with the most serious diseases and extend the life of our patients,” - Dr. Kotenko said.
NMRRC Press Service