Important Facts to Know About Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis is a process by which a patient with chronic kidney disease can have their blood filtered by procedures that emulate that of normally functioning kidneys. Many people who have heard about dialysis treatments have a vision in their head of a machine that pumps blood out of a patient into a system that filters the blood of impurities, toxins

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What is a Vascular Access Center?

Peninsula Kidney Associates opened the Peninsula Vascular Access Center in 2007 to provide services that are specifically geared toward improving the delivery and coordination of vascular access care to area patients, especially those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). End-Stage Renal Disease occurs when kidneys are no longer able to work at a le

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Post Kidney Transplant: What you Can (and can’t!) Do After

When chronic kidney disease progresses to the point where even dialysis is no longer effective, a doctor may recommend a kidney transplant. Kidney transplants are one of the most common transplant procedures in the United States and the donated kidney may come from a living related donor (your body only need one well-functioning kidney), or a livin

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