Quality care for Dallas-Fort Worth dialysis patients.

Dialysis is a renal replacement therapy that does some of the things healthy kidneys do. 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
  • Maintaining a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate
  • Helping to control blood pressure

The kidney specialists at Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) are involved in the care of dialysis patients at more than 65 dialysis units in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our nephrologists are responsible for the management of people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who receive hemodialysis treatments including:

  • In-center dialysis
  • Home dialysis:
    • Peritoneal dialysis
    • Home hemodialysis

Types of Dialysis Dallas Nephrology Associates’ specialists support in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) – This treatment for people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) uses the patient’s peritoneum in the abdomen as a membrane across which fluids and dissolved substances (electrolytes, urea, glucose, 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 using a machine or “cycler” (automatic peritoneal dialysis) or via regular exchanges throughout the day and at bedtime (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis).

In-center hemodialysis – This is the most common method to treat kidney failure (end stage renal disease or kidney failure), and uses a dialysis machine. Your blood is accessed using a vascular device (fistula or graft) typically in your arm, or a dialysis catheter. The machine then filters waste products, salts and fluid and thus cleans your blood.

Home hemodialysis (HHD) – Hemodialysis can also be performed in the home for people with ESRD. Home Hemodialysis was the most common method of renal replacement therapy in the U.S. in the early 1970s before the introduction of the federal ESRD program under Medicare. In 2002, the introduction of machines designed solely for home use started a resurgence of home hemodialysis in this country.

Ask your doctor if dialysis treatment is appropriate 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. For more information, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 877-654-3639 or contact us via our convenient online form.