The UCHealth Home Dialysis Clinic at Anschutz provides patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) education about the different choices they have for dialysis.
Home therapies include:
- Hemodialysis. Blood is removed from the body and passed through a filter to clean the blood.
- Peritoneal dialysis. Fluid is instilled into the abdominal cavity and the body’s own blood vessels are used as the “filter” to clean the blood.
Each of these therapies provides more continuous therapy compared to in-center hemodialysis which, for many patients, results in an improved sense of well-being. Dialysis at home also provides for greater flexibility in one’s daily schedule and avoids the need for travel to a dialysis center. Some patients will perform dialysis entirely on their own, and some with the help of a family member.
Why the Home Dialysis Clinic at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital?
Our Home Dialysis Clinic at UCH provides comprehensive care for our home dialysis patients. Our team is made up of experienced physicians, nurses, a dietitian and social worker. As a group, we work together with the patient and family to create a home dialysis plan that works for the patient’s lifestyle. We strive to help you live a life that is not limited, but thriving. Our team is passionate about your emotional, medical and dietary needs.
Our clinic staff is highly experienced with these treatment options, and our nursing team has 48 years of combined dialysis experience.