(This procedure/test may also be known as: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis)
Dialysis filters the body's blood when the kidneys no longer work. Through dialysis, a person is hooked up to an artificial filtering system that removes waste from the blood.
There are 2 dialysis methods: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis uses a filtering machine to remove waste and extra fluid from your blood. Peritoneal dialysis filters the blood through the lining in a person's stomach.
(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
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