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Dialysis Centers Services
Tarrant Nephrology has decades of experience with both Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis. We are one of the largest practices in the nation and have a dedicated facility for home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis at our downtown campus.
Our dialysis clinics have a comprehensive range of medical professionals including Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, and technicians. With many newly renovated dialysis locations across the metroplex, Tarrant Dialysis Centers is where you can be followed not only experienced nephrologist but a full staff to make the your dialysis visit better and easier.
Balamurugan Sankarapandian M.D.
Position: Medical Director (PD)
Location: Plaza Transplant Medical Director
A treatment that allows patients to be hooked up for 3-4 hour sessions, 3 times a week to undergo filtering of their blood and removal of excess fluid. Since the invention of dialysis it has saved and prolonged countless lives. There are currently 300,000+ dialysis patients in the United States alone.
Is a procedure where the dialysis sessions are conducted at the patient's home. Patients and their family members are trained to perform the procedure and associated activities. Patients see the Doctor once a month for an evaluation and blood work. There are three basic schedules of Home Hemodialysis and these are differentiated by the length and frequency of dialysis and the time of day the dialysis is carried out.
A method by which the patient's peritoneal membrane in their abdomen is used as a filter to help get rid of toxins. The patients undergo a simple surgery that places a catheter into a fluid filled sac in the abdomen called the peritoneum. A special fluid called dialysate is then instilled into this peritoneal sac. The dialysate draws toxins from the patient’s blood circulation into the peritoneal sac. The toxins that are now in the peritoneal sac are drained out of the patient using the same catheter. This type of dialysis is conducted at home, typically while the patient sleeps. Patients are seen once a month for follow up and blood work. We have extensive videos and literature for interested patients.