Partner with Wayne UNC Health Care for high-quality dialysis services close to home in Goldsboro, North Carolina. You’ll be cared for by a knowledgeable team committed to treating your kidney problems and improving your quality of life.
Do I Need Dialysis?
When you have kidney failure, your doctor may recommend dialysis. Kidney failure means your kidneys do not clean your blood properly to keep your bones and blood healthy.
What Is Dialysis?
Dialysis is a process that works much like a healthy kidney to help keep your blood clean by removing excess fluid and waste from your body. Dialysis isn’t painful or uncomfortable.
Types of Dialysis
Your doctor will recommend the type of dialysis based on your condition. Types of dialysis available at Wayne UNC include:
- Hemodialysis – Pumps blood out of your body to a machine to clean your blood and return it to your body either through a soft tube placed temporarily in your vein or through a new, permanent artery-vein connection made by a surgeon
- Peritoneal dialysis – Uses the inside lining of your belly to filter your blood and clear waste out of your body with a cleansing fluid
Rely on our specialists to place dialysis access.
What to Expect During Hemodialysis Treatment
When you have a chronic kidney disease, you may need hemodialysis treatment three times a week. Each treatment session lasts an average of three to four hours, depending on your:
- Fluid weight gain between treatments
- Volume of waste products in your body
Depend on your kidney care team to help coordinate your dialysis treatments at our dialysis center or talk to your doctor about in-home dialysis.
Dialysis Center Amenities
Appreciate a dedicated staff that ensures you‘re comfortable during your treatment. You’ll be able to watch TV, visit with other patients, or play video games. Feel free to bring:
- Pillow and blanket for comfort
- Books to read
- Your tablet for games and entertainment
Your Dialysis Care Team
Benefit from a team that provides patient-centered care and treats you like you’re family. Your team will keep you informed during every phase of your care. Your dialysis team consists of:
- Board-certified nephrologist –Your specialized doctor trained to care for renal failure and end-stage renal disease
- Certified dialysis technicians – Trained to operate and monitor dialysis machines
- Social worker – Provides support to you and your family and connects you with community resources to improve your quality of life
- Registered nurses – Manage your care during dialysis treatment to ensure your body is responding appropriately