Dialysis

Did you know? DNA Central Admissions staff members are available to assist you in finding a dialysis facility near you that provides services under the direction and supervision of our physicians and the finest technicians and nurses.

Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs.  When your kidneys fail, dialysis treatment keeps your body in balance by:

  • removing waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body
  • keeping a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate
  • helping to control blood pressure

Dallas Nephrology Associates provides physician support to more than 65 dialysis units in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex including American Renal, Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita, and are responsible for the management of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients who receive hemodialysis treatments including in-center staff assisted patients, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients, home-trained hemodialysis patients, and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis patients.

Types of Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The process uses the patient’s peritoneum in the abdomen as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances (electrolytes, urea, glucose, albumin and other small molecules) are exchanged from the blood. Fluid is introduced through a permanent tube in the abdomen and flushed out either every night while the patient sleeps (cycler automatic peritoneal dialysis) or via regular exchanges throughout the day (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis).

In-Center Hemodialysis

In-Center Hemodialysis is a treatment for patients where a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from your blood when your kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do this work adequately. Hemodialysis is the most common way to treat advanced kidney failure. The procedure can help you carry on an active life despite failing kidneys. You may be able to do hemodialysis at home which is referred to as Home Hemodialysis (HHD).

Home Hemodialysis

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) is a treatment of the provision of Hemodialysis in the home of people with ESRD. In the US, home Hemodialysis was the most common method of renal replacement therapy in the early 1970s before the introduction of the Federal ESRD program under Medicare. In 2002, HHD began resurgence in the United States with the introduction of machines designed solely for home use.

Central Admissions

Please ask your physician if dialysis treatment is an option for you or your loved one.

To find a dialysis facility served by DNA physicians, please use our Dialysis Locator below or contact our central admissions department at: 214.366.6001

Dialysis Locator