The first and only system for automatic and continual removal of ascites The first core principle behind the alfapump is continual ascites management. This means that ascites should be removed from the body on a continual basis, thereby preventing fluid build-up in the abdomen. By doing this, the primary symptom of the underlying disease and treatment complications may be avoided. The alfapump can be programmed by the patients doctor to ensure that the optimal amount of ascites is removed each day and the schedule can be designed to suit each patients individual daily routine. The alfapump has a special mechanism which ensures that ascites is not moved into the bladder if the bladder is full and it turns itself off if there is no ascites in the abdominal cavity, ensuring optimal fluid management with no hassle for the patient.