The dialysis programs draw from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and dieticians, who collaborate each care plans. Treatment options for patients with kidney failure include:
Hemodialysis: Patients receive hemodialysis treatment at on K Street, NW. These centers consistently rate highly in clinical care.
Nocturnal Hemodialysis: Traditional hemodialysis requires four hours of treatment at a time, three days per week. By contrast, nocturnal hemodialysis is performed overnight while the patient sleeps -- a therapy shown to improve heart function and nutritional health.
Home Hemodialysis: The GW Medical Faculty Associates is establishing a Center for Excellence in home dialysis. It will allow patients to receive regular hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and is working to establish a telemonitoring unit to enhance safety.
Peritoneal Dialysis: The GW Medical Faculty Associates provides care for the largest PD population in the area. It has excellent results and superior outcomes.