Renal Services Peritoneal Dialysis Overview

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Hemodialysis Overview
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End-Stage Renal Disease Overview
  -- End-Stage Renal FAQ
Peritoneal Dialysis Overview
  -- Peritoneal Dialysis FAQ
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Overview
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THRIVE Program
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KEEP Program
-- KEEP Program Events

In this type of dialysis, your blood is cleansed inside your body using the natural membrane in your abdomen as a filter. The surgeon will place a plastic tube into your abdomen to make an access for treatment. During the treatment, your abdominal area, also known as the peritoneal cavity, is slowly filled with fluid through the catheter. Waste products are drawn out of your blood and into the fluid and then the fluid is drained out through the catheter.

There are two major kinds of peritoneal dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) is done by yourself or a caregiver without a machine, usually four or five times a day at home and/or at work and takes about 15 minutes each time.

Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD) usually is done at home using a special machine called a cycler. This is similar to CAPD except that a number of cycles (exchanges) occur. Each cycle usually lasts 1-1/2 hours and exchanges are done throughout the night while you sleep.

For patients with significant lifestyle concerns, home dialysis offers more scheduling flexibility than in-center therapy. Dialysis patients may also find it easier to handle the dietary restrictions and medications associated with PD.

Peritoneal Dialysis Program at Trinitas
Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a complete Peritoneal Dialysis Program for End Stage Renal Disease patients. The program focuses on proper training of patients, excellent clinical outcomes, and partnering with patients to provide great treatment while maintaining their lifestyle.

The program is located on the Williamson Street Campus:

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Floor 3 North

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