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Dialysis

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Hemodialysis Dialysis

Rochester General provides in-center hemodialysis services for patients with acute renal failure and chronic end-stage renal failure while utilizing the most current advances in dialysis, including:

  • State-of-the-art dialysis delivery systems maintained on site by highly trained technicians
  • High flux dialysis (large pore membrane dialysis), featuring the most advanced membrane technology
  • Extensive reverse osmosis systems with water purification techniques and requirements that meet stringent state and federal standards of purity for water used in dialysis

All treatments are administered by experienced, highly trained nurses familiar with the latest dialysis treatments. 

Peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is available at several of our locations. Instead of using a machine, this type of dialysis uses the abdominal lining, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter blood. A cleansing solution, called a dialysate, is infused through a tube inserted into your abdomen. Fluid, wastes, and chemicals pass from the tiny blood vessels in the peritoneal membrane into the dialysate, which is then drained after several hours. 

Special services

  • Peritoneal or hemodialysis for acute, potentially reversible renal failure
  • Dialysis treatment of chronic end-stage or irreversible renal failure
  • Liaison and referral for renal transplantation opportunities to patients with end-stage renal disease
  • Dietary and psycho-social counseling
  • Referrals to community resources for transportation provided
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