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Providing Best-in-Class Dialysis Services: NephroPlus

The Silicon Review
May, 2019


NephroPlus is India’s largest dialysis center network. Each NephroPlus center is a one-stop shop for all of a dialysis guest’s needs. With a strong commitment to quality, NephroPlus is spearheading a change in the way dialysis is done in India. One of the main goals at NephroPlus is to enable dialysis guests to lead lives as close to normal as possible. It strives to ensure that dialysis sessions remain a small part of a guest’s life. It encourages them to do things everyone does – work, travel, and have fun.


Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis at NephroPlus can be a refreshing change from the dull, boring, and often torturous experience that patients get at a regular center or hospital. NephroPlus makes their Hemodialysis session totally safe and much less frustrating.

  • Best-in-breed Infrastructure: Each center of NephroPlus has state-of-the-art machines from world leaders in Hemodialysis. It uses only brand new machines. Its Reverse Osmosis plants are also from the best manufacturers in the market. All its dialysis consumables are also of the highest quality. All this is to ensure that the dialysis session is entirely trouble-free and of the highest possible quality.
  • Team of Experts: Hemodialysis sessions need close monitoring. Complications can arise during a session that needs to be handled immediately and deftly. The team that looks after patients during their dialysis session at NephroPlus is fully certified in Hemodialysis and has years of experience in handling such situations.
  • The highest quality: All NephroPlus centers follow “The NephroPlus Way” which is a set of protocols, which encompass all aspects of dialysis right from starting and closing a dialysis session to what Investigations should be done regularly to the maintenance regimens for dialysis and water treatment equipment. It firmly believes that the only way quality can be maintained in dialysis centers is through standardization and implementation of protocols.

Home Dialysis: Unfortunately, home hemodialysis has not caught on too much in India and there are only a handful of people doing hemodialysis at home. However, it is definitely possible and offers a lot of benefits over dialyzing at a hospital or a center. One major benefit of dialyzing at home is that patients can dialyze more frequently with ease. Research shows that hemodialysis, when done more frequently, over longer durations and more gently (at low pump speeds and ultrafiltration rates) is much better for the body overall in terms of both short term and long term outcomes.

It is hardly practical to go to a hospital or center every day of the week for long hours. This is much easier when done at home. This modality, though closest to ideal, may not be suited to every patient. Hence, it is extremely important, however, to geta doctor’s consent before switching to hemodialysis.

Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis is a great treatment modality, especially for those who want to get treated at home and can take good care of themselves. NephroPlus has tied up with the market leaders in Peritoneal Dialysis to offer world-class, end-to-end Peritoneal Dialysis Services for its patients. It realizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to PD and it will customize the best possible treatment accordingly.

Peritoneal Dialysis exchanges are usually done by patients themselves. Patient training becomes very important in this therapy. NephroPlus has trained, certified clinical coordinators who teach patients how to do their exchanges and exit site dressings and to use aseptic techniques and proper hand-washing method to ensure that they get long years of services from their peritoneal cavities.

Meet the Leader

Vikram Vuppala, Founder, & CEO: Vikram is a seasoned healthcare strategy consultant with over 12 years of global healthcare industry experience. His passion to redefine healthcare delivery in India prompted him to found NephroPlus, a chain of premium dialysis centers.

He has helped hospitals, dialysis centers, pharmacy benefit managers, healthcare distributors, consumer health, and pharmaceutical clients on various strategic issues such as business development, growth strategy, operational improvement, portfolio rationalization, redefining customer strategies, clinical trial strategy, and M&A.

Prior to founding NephroPlus, Vikram was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in their New Jersey office. He also founded an internal management consulting group at Abbott Laboratories helping key management on various strategic and sales force management issues. Prior to that, Vikram worked for two years as a business analyst at ZS Associates.

Vikram did his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur, Masters in Computer Science from University of Illinois, and a full-time MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

“Our mission is to provide quality dialysis at affordable prices by using standardized protocols, continuous training, and focused innovation.”


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