Renal Services Hemodialysis Overview

In This Section
Renal Services "Home"
  -- Site Services And Locations
Physicians And Staff
  -- James McAnally, MD
  -- Joseph McTernan
Hemodialysis Overview
  -- Hemodialysis Vascular Access
  -- Hemodialysis FAQ
End-Stage Renal Disease Overview
  -- End-Stage Renal FAQ
Peritoneal Dialysis Overview
  -- Peritoneal Dialysis FAQ
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Overview
  -- Chronic Kidney Disease FAQ
THRIVE Program
  -- THRIVE Program Story 1
  -- THRIVE Program Story 2
  -- THRIVE Program Story 3
KEEP Program
-- KEEP Program Events

Hemodialysis is a procedure in which an artificial kidney is used to remove waste and fluid from your body. To get your blood into the artificial kidney, the doctor needs to make an access (entrance) into your blood vessels. For patients that receive hemodialysis in centers, the treatments are generally three times a week lasting between three and four hours. During the hemodialysis treatment, your blood is pumped by the machine through tubing to the dialyzer. In the dialyzer, your blood is filtered; waste products and extra fluid are removed. The filtered or "cleaned" blood is then returned to your body.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Hemodialysis Program
Trinitas Regional Medical Center is committed to caring for patients experiencing renal failure and has been doing so for over thirty years. Our comprehensive program features an inpatient unit located at the Williamson Street Campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Outpatient hemodialysis services are provided at three locations:

Williamson Street Dialysis
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Trinitas Livingston Street Dialysis
629 Livingston Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 994-7011

Trinitas Linden Dialysis Center
10 North Wood Ave
Linden, NJ
(908) 862-7400

For more information about the Renal Program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center please call 908-994-5127.

Hemodialysis Vascular Access
There are three (3) types of dialysis vascular accesses: catheters, grafts, and arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) that are used for hemodialysis.

A catheter is considered a temporary access for use while a patient awaits a permanent access. Catheters are usually placed in the neck, chest, or groin, depending on usage time.

A graft is a more permanent access consisting of a synthetic tubing placed in the arm. Grafts require replacement over time.

An AVF is a permanent access created by joining a patient's vein and artery together. AVFs are considered the longest lasting and healthiest access type.

Together with your physician, surgeon, and care team, the best access placement will be chosen for your care.

Hemodialysis Frequently Asked Questions



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