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.