Dialysis involves accessing the bloodstream through a surgically-prepared access site that allows blood to pass through a special filter of a dialysis machine, be cleansed and return to your body. There are two access options:
This surgical procedure connects your artery and vein, usually in your forearm. This method is often the best kind of access because your own tissue is used, which means a lower chance of infection and clotting.
This option uses a tube to connect your artery and vein under the skin. A graft might require additional maintenance or repair, but can last for several years.
Time Commitment: 3 treatments each week. Each treatment lasts 3–4 hours.
Advantages of joining Renal Pro Dialysis:
- Treatments are administered by well-trained medical professionals and highly- skilled technicians.
- Centres have three different treatment shifts.
- Nurses and other health care professionals are available to help you meet your physical and emotional needs while on dialysis.
- While you dialyze, you are free to enjoy activities such as reading, listening to music or browsing the Internet.
You can socialize with other dialysis patients.