Home Peritoneal Dialysis

Home Peritoneal Dialysis

Lima Memorial’s Home Peritoneal Dialysis Program provides comprehensive dialysis care for eligible patients who prefer to receive dialysis treatment from the comfort of their own home.

What is Peritoneal Dialysis?

Peritoneal dialysis is another way to remove waste products from the blood when the kidneys are not working correctly. Peritoneal dialysis filters the blood differently than hemodialysis. With peritoneal dialysis, the lining of your abdomen acts as a natural filtering system. A surgically implanted catheter (plastic tube) attached to a peritoneal dialysis machine moves a cleansing liquid into the abdomen to absorb waste and move it out of the body. Clean fluid is then cycled into the body.

What to Expect with Home Peritoneal Dialysis

Patients who receive home peritoneal dialysis can expect the same benefits as if they were receiving in-center treatment. However, peritoneal dialysis is a more flexible option when it comes to a patient’s schedule.

Eligible patients and their families will receive thorough training from our highly experienced and specialized dialysis nurses. Patients who choose to complete home peritoneal dialysis have treatment five days a week and for shorter periods of time than for in-center hemodialysis. Patients will visit the Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic at Lima Memorial once a month to take part in a multidisciplinary clinic visit that includes a visit with the nephrology physician, dialysis nurse, dietitian and a social worker.

If you are interested in learning more about our Home Peritoneal Dialysis treatment, please call 419-226-5144 to speak to one of our team members about Home Peritoneal Dialysis. For afterhours calls, please contact us at 419-998-4483.

 

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