Dealing with kidney disease and commencing dialysis may seem quite overwhelming for the new dialysis patient. We at the Kidney Treatment Center of South Florida try to make this experience as comfortable for both you the dialysis patient, and for your friends. We do this in various ways. From the time of your visit with your Nephrologist, your Nephrologist and the team of experts at the Kidney Treatment Center of South Florida will explain what to expect with dialysis.
The Hemodialysis Process:
Dialysis is the process of filtering the accumulated waste products from the blood of a patient whose kidneys are not functioning properly, using a dialysis machine. Dialysis treatments replace some of the kidney’s functions through waste removal and fluid removal.
In hemodialysis, the patient’s blood is pumped through the blood compartment of a dialysis filter called a dialyzer, exposing it to a partially permeable membrane. The dialyzer is composed of thousands of tiny synthetic hollow fibers. The fiber wall acts as the semi-permeable membrane. Blood flows through the fibers, dialysis solution flows around the outside of the fibers, and water and wastes move between these two solutions. The cleansed blood is then returned back to the body.
Your Dialysis Team is there to ensure Dialysis in a Safe and Comfortable Environment
The dedicated team of nurses, social worker, dietician, the technicians, and the financial division representatives are ready to assist you with whatever needs or questions you may have. As a matter of fact a comprehensive assessment of all your clinical, psychological, financial, and social service needs will be conducted to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible from all standpoints. Understanding your needs as an individual, and ensuring that these needs are understood and addressed to the best of our capacity is our goal.
In addition to the caring and professional staff, the Kidney Treatment Center has taken great pains to ensure that the environment where you are receiving treatment is safe, comfortable, and soothing. Patients frequently comment on the uniquely warm, family like atmosphere that greets them when they arrive at the clinic. It is our goal that you know from the moment you walk into our clinic that the Kidney Treatment Center is devoted to providing you the best possible clinical care and support.