Kidney Dialysis: A life-saving treatment at Adena
- Department of:
- Adena Regional Medical Center
For people with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, dialysis is an essential treatment. When the kidneys don’t work properly, they are not able to filter and remove waste from the body. At our Adena DaVita dialysis location, we offer:
- Inpatient hemodialysis. This treatment uses a machine to slowly pump blood from the body into a filter called a dialyzer. Here, waste products and extra fluid are removed, and the filtered blood is pumped back into the body.
- Peritoneal dialysis. This treatment involves using a catheter to send a sterile solution called dialysate into the abdomen. The solution stays there for a period of time, which allows the waste, chemicals and extra fluid in your blood to pass into the solution. The dialysate and the waste products from your blood drain into a sterile collection bag to be disposed of at the end of the treatment.
Adena’s DaVita dialysis site sees patients for treatments that last about three to four hours each. Staffed with registered nurses and certified dialysis technicians, the location is still accepting new patients.
What to Expect
Our dialysis teams follow a set of core values — integrity, teamwork, accountability and continuous improvement. Our reason for existing is to serve others, and while we take our jobs seriously, we also feel a fun environment delivers better care to our patients. That’s why our staff takes the time to get to know each patient on a personal level. We care about everyone who comes through our doors and focus on building personal relationships with our patients. We also invite patients to participate in fun, healthy activities while they’re here.
For patients who are not yet in stage 5 kidney failure, Adena dialysis offers educational services. Through our monthly classes, we educate patients on healthy eating and other habits to help keep them off dialysis. Call the location nearest you to learn more about upcoming classes or the availability of one-on-one education sessions.
Hours for Treatment: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Where to Find Us
Adena DaVita Dialysis
1180 N. Bridge Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
For information, call 740-773-3733
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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