Home dialysis consists of peritoneal dialysis, it's similar to in-center dialysis in that a vascular access or catheter is required to access the bloodstream. However, the patients are trained to perform the procedure themselves. Blood tests and monthly physician visits are scheduled. 

  • Nocturnal hemodialysis: Dialysis treatments are performed during the night while the patient is sleeping. These are generally 6-8 hours and 3- 6 times per week.
  • Short–daily: Dialysis treatments are performed 4-6 times weekly and are usually of a shorter duration in comparison to in-center. 

Patient training for home dialysis is offered at our Highland Park Hospital Outpatient Dialysis Unit. For more information, please call 847.480.3700.

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