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How is dialysis performed?
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Dr. David Weinstein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dialysis
Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis).
Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream.

In brief: Dialysis
Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis).
Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream.
Dr. David Weinstein
Dr. David Weinstein
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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Peritoneal or hemo
There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal.
Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity.

In brief: Peritoneal or hemo
There are 2 types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal.
Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity.
Dr. Jerry Light
Dr. Jerry Light
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