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Inpatient Dialysis

Inpatient dialysis for acute renal failure

Washington University nephrologists provide patient consultation on medical conditions related to the kidney and inpatient dialysis for patients with acute or chronic kidney disease (renal failure). Washington University nephrologists are also part of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and interventional radiologists who provide vascular access to patients on dialysis treatment.

What is dialysis?

Hemodialysis or dialysis is the common treatment for kidney failure. Dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from blood. Dialysis does the job of a functioning, healthy
kidney.

What is vascular access?

Vascular access refers to the location on the body where blood is removed and returned during dialysis. Before dialysis can begin, doctors must create a vascular access.

For additional information such as insurance accepted, call 314.542.WEST (314.542.9378) or toll-free 800.392.0936.

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