Hemodialysis uses a special machine and tubing to carry blood to a filter called a dialyzer. Toxins and fluid are removed by the dialyzer then returned to the patient.
Your Dialysis Treatment
Each dialysis treatment station contains a dialysis machine, a comfortable recliner with a pillow and blanket and a television set. Most patients come three days a week for treatments and individual treatment length varies.
There is a waiting room available near the dialysis unit for family and friends as well as several other waiting rooms throughout the hospital. We recommend you bring a snack to eat before or after your treatment.
LMC's Hemodialysis Team
Each patient at LMC has a core team of professionals who provide dialysis care including:
- Registered Nurses
- Dialysis Technicians
- Social Workers
- Nephrologist PA
These members of your health care team meet with you and your family on a regular basis through our Care Conferences. Together with your physician, a treatment plan will be developed.