Wilmington Dialysis Center
Kidney Care That’s Close to Home
If you or a loved one have suffered from kidney failure, it is likely that
you will be in need of dialysis for the foreseeable future, possibly the
rest of your life. It is important to find a quality dialysis center that
you can easily access for both convenience and in case of an emergency.
In New Castle County, Fresenius Kidney Care of Wilmington (FKC Wilmington)
fulfills this need. At Saint Francis Healthcare, we refer patients to
this service because of their commitment to safety and efficiency.
Both inpatient and outpatient services are available at FKC Wilmington.
Appointments can be made by calling the office.
Contact info for FKC Wilmington:
701 N. Clayton Street
Medical Office Building, Suite 404
Wilmington, DE 19805
How Does Dialysis Work?
It is the kidneys’ job to separate waste from the body and regulate
chemicals. Kidney disease prevents the kidneys from performing these functions
and can be fatal if left untreated. There is no cure for chronic kidney
disease, but if a patient is eligible for a transplant then a surgeon
can replace the diseased kidney with a healthy one. Kidney transplants
can be difficult to come by and not everyone will be able to receive one.
In order to keep patients with kidney disease alive, dialysis was created.
Dialysis is a procedure where the patient is connected to an IV and the
dialysis device performs the function of your kidneys for them. You will
require regular dialysis treatments so that waste does not accumulate
in the body and lead to further health complications. A typical dialysis
schedule is three sessions a week for four hours at a time.