A: Kidney dialysis or hemodialysis is the process by which a kidney machine cleans out waste products and removes excess fluid from your blood when your own kidneys cannot do the job alone.
A: Outpatient hemodialysis: process occurs through veins in your arm, home peritoneal dialysis: process takes place through your abdomen, kidney transplantation: kidneys are replaced.
A: Once the treatment is started, there is no pain. Just like you do not feel pain while your blood is circulating through your body.
A: Your comfort is important. You are encouraged to bring the blanket, headphones and pillow that you will receive as a new patient. You may also bring snacks to eat while being treated.
A: Yes. A member of your care team can assist you with arranging for transportation to and from the center if needed.