There are 2 types that patients commonly use.
" involves tubes put in the veins, and the blood goes out to a machine that works as an artificial kidney; this takes about 4 hours, 3 times/week. "peritoneal" dialysis involves a catheter
(tube) under the skin in the stomach, fluid from bags goes into the abdominal area, then is drained. This process is repeated 4-6 times every day.