Peritoneal Dialysis

PD uses the space in your belly, peritoneal cavity, to clean your blood and remove fluid. A dialyzer is not used because there is no blood or needles involved. The peritoneal cavity has a membrane called the peritoneum that surrounds and protects your intestines, bowel and other organs. The peritoneum acts as a dialyzer that can filter the waste and excess fluid during a PD exchange. To do PD you must have an access in your belly. The access is a soft, flexible tube called a catheter. A liquid called dialysate goes through the catheter and fills the peritoneal cavity. It stays in the cavity while waste products and extra fluid moves from your blood through the membrane in to the dialysate. The dialysate with the waste and extra fluid is drained out of your body. Then the peritoneal cavity is filled with clean dialysate and the process begins again. This process is called an exchange. Your doctor tells your how many exchanges to do each day and how long the dialysate stays in your belly. There are 2 types of PD. CCPD is done during the night and CAPD is done during the day. CCPD done during the night takes 8-10 hours. CAPD is done during the day for 30 minutes and is done every 4-6 hours. Most people enjoy the flexibility and independence that they have with PD. It is easy to adjust the treatment schedule according to your work, school, or travel plans because you are in charge of your own treatment.

Our Locations

Cincinnati:
499 E. McMillan St.
Cincinnati OH 45206
Ph. 513-281-0091
Western Hills:
6432 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45211
Ph. 513-598-9050
Forest Park:
1075 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati OH 45240
Ph. 513-522-6200
Maysville:
1210 Pope Dr.
Maysville KY 41056
Ph. 606-759-7689
West Chester:
7625 University Ct.
West Chester OH 45069
Ph. 513-777-0855
Drake Rehabilitaion Center:
151 W. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45215
Ph. 513-418-2475

In-Center Hemodialysis

In-Center Hemodialysis

In-Center Hemodialysis Bed Unit

In-Center Hemodialysis Bed Unit

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Home Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis