Dialysis is a treatment option for kidney failure. It helps by removing waste and extra fluid from the blood by using a filter. There are different dialysis options that can be used like peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). Hundreds of thousands of people are able to continue living well on dialysis.
Many patients feel overwhelmed when they are told that they have to start dialysis. Determining which treatment option is best for you and your lifestyle is an important decision. There is not a single treatment option that is best for everyone.
At Washington University, our highly-skilled care team will help guide you during this time by providing the necessary information in order for you and your family to make an informed decision. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Treatment options available:
- Home hemodialysis
- In-center dialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Transitional Dialysis Program
- Kidney transplant