Raffles Dialysis Centre

LocationLevel 7, Raffles Hospital
For EnquiriesTel: (65) 6311 1788 Fax: (65) 6311 1597
dialysis_centre@rafflesmedical.com
Opening Hours
Mon - Friday:8.30am - 6.00pm
(7.00pm - 11.00pm by appointment only)
Saturday:8.30am - 1.00pm
(2.00pm - 11.00pm by appointment only)
Sunday and Public Holidays By appointment only.

Raffles Dialysis Centre is a hospital-based dialysis centre that offers safe, accessible and affordable haemodialysis for outpatients and inpatients. The Centre also caters to patients who are critically ill and suffering from acute renal failure.

Our dialysis team of nephrologists, dialysis nurses and dietitian are committed to providing you the highest standard of treatment and care. As a hospital-based dialysis centre, we are able to provide the professional services and facilities to support high dependency and complicated cases.

Raffles Dialysis Centre is committed to providing a holistic haemodialysis experience for you in a safe environment and the comfort of your own private room / area with personalised care by our dialysis staff.

Raffles Dialysis Centre is open to all patients requiring dialysis. The services include:

Haemodialysis

  • Outpatients on regular long-term maintenance dialysis at Raffles Hospital
  • Outpatients on temporary dialysis while awaiting renal transplant
  • Overseas visitors who require short-term dialysis while in Singapore. For any appointment or enquiries, please fill up the Form and email to dialysis_centre@rafflesmedical.com
  • Inpatients on regular maintenance dialysis
  • Inpatients newly diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure

Other Services Using Gambro PrismaFlex Machine (Inpatient)

  • Continuous renal replacement therapy such as CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE).
  • We also can provide liver dialysis (MARS).

Support Services

  • Renal Nutritional Counselling

Dialysis Machines

Raffles Dialysis Centre uses the Gambro AK 96 haemodialysis machines which provide on-line monitoring of KT/V and the ability to adjust the flow rate of the dialysate. In addition, Raffles Dialysis Centre uses single-use dialysers that minimise the risks of complications such as infections.

Facilities

At Raffles Dialysis Centre, you will receive your dialysis in a private room / area equipped with a flat screen LCD television with cable channels. Private rooms are available upon request. For elderly patient who is bed-bound, bed are available upon request. Meal services customised to personal preferences are available to you during your dialysis treatments.

Dialysis in Comfort


Staff Profile

Dr Ekachai Danpanich (Consultant Nephrologist)
MD (Thailand), ABIM (Int Med and Nephrology)

Dr Ekachai Danpanich is a Renal Physician. His areas of specialty include retardation of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, vasculitis, glomerulonephritis, general nephrology, dialysis and renal transplantation.

In 1991, Dr Ekachai was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship in UK. He received advanced training in nephrology and hypertension at the University of Minnesota, under the directorship of Professor Thomas H. Hostetter, Past President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

Dr Ekachai is certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is also certified in transplantation and critical care medicine by Mayo Clinic, USA.

Dr Yang Wen Shin
MB BAO BCh (Ireland), B Sc (Ireland), MRCP (UK)

Dr Yang Wen Shin is a Renal Physician. He graduated from the University College Dublin at the National University of Ireland in 1999. He received his post graduate training at the St Bard’s and The Royal London medical rotation. Shortly after obtaining his MRCP in London, he returned to Singapore to train in Nephrology. Upon completion of his specialist training, he was awarded the HMDP fellowship to train in Interventional Nephrology at the Miami University Hospital and National Taiwan University in 2008.

Prior to joining Raffles Hospital, Dr Yang served at the Singapore General Hospital from 2003 to 2011. He was involved in the care of renal patients with the full spectrum of renal diseases. As an interventional nephrologist with a keen interest in dialysis-related endovascular procedures, he is often involved in running interventional workshops and “live” case sessions in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. He is currently serving on the board of reviewers for the journal Clinical Nephrology.

Professor Anantharaman Vathsala (Visiting Consultant Nephrologist)
MD (USA), FRCP (Edin), FAMS

Prof Vathsala obtained her basic medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 1979. She did her Housemanship and Medical Officer training in Internal Medicine in Singapore and obtained her MRCP (UK) in 1986. After completing her training in Nephrology at the Singapore General Hospital, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development in 1987 to train in renal transplantation at the University of Texas, Houston USA. She has also received training in research at the Rogosin Institute, Cornell University, New York, USA and obtained the FRCP (Edinburgh) and the FAMS (Singapore).

After completing her training, she has furthered her research interests in transplantation, immunology and nephrology and has conducted many studies and clinical trials in these areas. She was awarded Young Investigator of the Year in 1991 and has published over 80 papers in local and international journals. She enjoys teaching and was elected Best Teacher in the Division of Medicine, Singapore General Hospital in 2002.

She was the founding President of the Society of Transplantation (Singapore) and past President of the Asian Society of Transplantation. She is a member of many academic societies and is on the Board of Editors of several local and international journals.

Prof Vathsala’s areas of expertise include nephrology and renal transplantation. In addition, her special interests are in renal vasculitis and lupus nephritis.

Dr Akira Wu (Visiting Consultant Nephrologist)
MBBS (Monash) FRACP, FAMS (Nephrology)

Dr Akira Wu received his MBBS from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1974). In 1981, he was awarded the Prince Henry’s Hospital Full-Time Specialist Scholarship to take up an appointment as Renal Research Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1981) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1991).

Dr. Akira Wu has worked as a Nephrologist in the Department of Renal Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital and at Prince Henry’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is current a Nephrologist and Physician at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.

Dr. Wu has authored or co-authored widely in peer-reviewed international journals. He is a member of the National Committee on Renal Care, the Singapore Renal Registry and the Drug Evaluation Centre, Health Sciences Authority. He was previously the Chairman, Medical Advisory Board and Continuous Medical Education Committee of Mount Elizabeth Hospital. His membership of societies includes: the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology, the Australasian Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Hypertension and the European Renal Association & European Dialysis & Transplant Association. He is currently the President of the Singapore Hypertension Society.