I went to Tokyo for dialysis for 3 straight years . Rest assured, their service if far better than in Singapore. They offer bed service . I had no issues at all during my treatment of 6 sessions. The cost is 30000 Yen for each session. recommend is 6000 Yen . Being in Tokyo , it is also easy to travel to Yokohama and Nikko . I also visited Disneyland . If you need any guidance, call me. I would be most pleased to help out. I am A Singaporean too . It is worth going. You won't regret.
Welcome to the Japan forums.
I can not help you with your dialysis question. I can, however, say that from everything I know about Japan your question <<Are the facilities safe? >> can be answered with a Yes, they should be. Japan is a very advanced country offering top notch medical care. But of course you want to check them out for yourself.
@Klly1898 Welcome to the Japan forums.
Your advice to Amy P is most kind.
But you say <<If you need any guidance, call me. I would be most pleased to help out. I am A Singaporean too . It is worth going. You won't regret.>>
Amy is from Brisbane, Australia.
Well, it's good if you can find a dialysis facility at an affordable price in Tokyo.
But, I am a physician working in a University Hostipal in a vicinity of Tokyo, and I am also working in a large dialysis hospital in Mito, where it takes 90 min from Tokyo by an express train, Hitachi or Tokiwa, of JR Joban Line plus Tokyo-Ueno Line. If you cannot find a dialysis facility in Tokyo at reasonable price, let me know and I will introduce you to the hospital. If you come on late February to March to Mito, you should visit the familiar Kairakuen Garden, one of the best 3 gardens in Japan, where you can see very beautiful Ume (plum) flowers in full bloom. Please see my review here.
Also, April is good for viewing Cherry Blossoms (Sakuras) in Mito, especially in Senba-ko (Lake).
Please read my review here.
Hi @kelly1898 , may I know what you mean by ¥30000 but recommend ¥6000?
The fees are not standardised?
Hope to hear from you soon.Edited: 08 July 2016, 11:44
Hi there! A useful resource is Global Dialysis globaldialysis.com/search-for-dialysis-centr… It looks like there are a few units..
As a snr Dialysis nurse you need to ask besides how much does it cost, do you reuse dialysers or lines? I won't think they would but I would still ask...if they do ask your NUM could you take what you need for each treatment and take one with you each time. Can they guarantee your booking and if not can they recommend a unit where they can...I would see if there is an international HD unit like BMCI in Bali, so atleast you'll fluent english speaking nurses.
There are also websites like Ihatedialysis.com which you may or maynot be aware of...you could try there or even try KHA to see if they can help you.
Also you must try to get health insurance as we have no Medicare agreement with Japan, as you probably know you'll have to bear all medical costs. You could try Insure and Go or Covermore as they seem to be taking on hard cases...but it will be expensive, just incase something happens. They won't cover your dialysis but if something else happens...they may cover you but be clear on what they will or won't cover.
All the best,