The Kidney Institute of Naples,
878 109th Avenue North
Peritoneal Dialysis Program at The Kidney Institute of Naples is designed to
offer a simple and effective home dialysis. The goal is to provide
appropriate information, skills, and techniques for the patients themselves to
be able to perform dialysis safely and effectively.What is
peritoneal Dialysis (PD)?
Peritoneal dialysis uses a filter to clean
the blood and remove excess fluids. With PD, the blood is cleansed inside the
body using one of the body's own membranes, the peritoneum, as the filter.
PD is performed primarily as a home therapy.Types of
Peritoneal Dialysis Methods Available:
* CAPD (Continuous ambulatory
* CCPD (Continuous cycler peritoneal dialysis).
Who can do Peritoneal Dialysis?
* Almost any
patient who needs chronic dialysis and is willing to play a responsible role in
his/her total care can do peritoneal dialysis. The methods for providing
this type of dialysis are such that most people, including children and the
elderly, can have safe and effective dialysis at home.