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Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Weinstein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

Depends on your degree of kidney failure.
Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options.

In brief: Yes and No

Depends on your degree of kidney failure.
Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options.
Dr. David Weinstein
Dr. David Weinstein
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Dr. PIUS KURIAN
There is also the option of doing Home hemodialysis including Short daily dialysis -do hemodialysis 2.5 hrs a day 6 days a week or nocturnal Home hemodialysis-slow hemodialysis at night, which is the best to normalize your numbers and fluid balance
Dr. Gregory Hale
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Renal Transplant

A renal transplant is really the only alternative to dialysis.
There are two types of dialysis you can choose, either hemodialysis, which is the most common, or peritoneal dialysis, which you can do at home.

In brief: Renal Transplant

A renal transplant is really the only alternative to dialysis.
There are two types of dialysis you can choose, either hemodialysis, which is the most common, or peritoneal dialysis, which you can do at home.
Dr. Gregory Hale
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Dr. Azita Mesbah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In brief: Yes

Transplantation.
Dr. Azita Mesbah
Dr. Azita Mesbah
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Kidney transplant

For end-stage kidney disease dialysis is the primary treatment modality but living-related, living-unrelated, or cadaveric kidney transplants are other options.

In brief: Kidney transplant

For end-stage kidney disease dialysis is the primary treatment modality but living-related, living-unrelated, or cadaveric kidney transplants are other options.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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