Kidney Care/ Dialysis
At Banner Baywood Medical Center, our nationally recognized kidney care program ensures our hospital patients receive the highest level of care for patients with acute renal failure and chronic end-stage renal disease.
Ranked among the nation’s top 10 kidney care programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, our eight-bed dialysis unit delivers comprehensive hemodialysis services. We also provide plasmapheresis treatments for patients with autoimmune and blood disorders such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
To ensure the comfort and safety of our patients, treatments often are performed at the bedside. Dialysis and plasmapheresis services are generally provided between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. However, hours vary to meet the needs of our patients.
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What is hemodialysis?
Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis treatment in which blood is removed from the body and purified by a machine before being returned to the body. The process eliminates waste, toxins and other impurities that would normally be filtered by the kidneys, but cannot due to poor kidney function and/or kidney failure.
What is plasmapheresis?
Plasmapheresis, sometimes referred to as therapeutic plasma exchange, is a blood purification procedure that entails removing blood from the body, separating the fluid portion of the blood (plasma) from the cells via a special machine, and returning the cells to the body.