In peritoneal dialysis, we use the body's natural cavity for dialysis. Because of this, we call it tummy dialysis.
We place clear fluid in the belly cavity for about 2 hours. During this time, toxins diffuse into the clear fluid. After we drain the fluid, we remove the toxins from the body. The clear fluid is now straw-colored when drained from all the impurities. It looks like urine. We call the filling and draining of the fluid an exchange.
The more kidney function left, the fewer the exchanges needed to keep the body clean. The less kidney function left, the more exchanges needed to clean the body.
Patients do peritoneal dialysis treatment from the comfort of their homes. To be safe, we train our patients for about 2 – 3 weeks. We get a care partner to help patients with treatments when necessary.
When it comes to peritoneal dialysis, you are in the best care with The Kidney Experts. We have the largest percentage of patients on peritoneal dialysis in the region. We have the lowest peritoneal dialysis loss rate. We specialize in peritoneal dialysis.