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Acute Dialysis Unit

Director: Lenar Yessayan, M.D.
Nurse Manager: Joy DiPonio
Supervisor: Valerie Liebbe

The Division of Nephrology manages a full-service, state-of-the-art, Acute Dialysis Unit. This unit provides renal replacement therapy (RRT) for all inpatients and for outpatients who have complications or specialized dialysis care needs. The unit operates full-time, six days per week, and part-time for emergency care on Sunday. This unit provides the following services using the latest equipment:

  • Standard hemodialysis in the inpatient unit
  • Bedside hemodialysis for patients in the intensive care unit
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) using citrate regional anti-coagulation -- a form of continuous RRT used for critically-ill patients

Interventional Nephrology Unit

The Interventional Nephrology Unit is conveniently located adjacent to the Acute Dialysis Unit to provide services to initiate and maintain hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access.

The Acute Dialysis Unit is staffed by a team of nurses highly experienced in performing hemodialysis. Nephrology faculty and fellows on our three consultative services (Acute Consultation, Transplant and Chronic Dialysis) supervise each RRT procedure performed on inpatients or outpatients treated in the hospital Acute Dialysis Unit.


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