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Dialysis

Serving All of Tulare County

Kaweah Health offers patients access to a hemodialysis facility in Visalia. Our caring staff provides outreach treatment to meet the special needs of dialysis patients. Kaweah Health also provides peritoneal dialysis for renal patients who select that modality. The peritoneal nurses work out of a newly enlarged department at the Community Health Center.

Kaweah Health Visalia Dialysis address:

5040 W. Tulare Ave.
Visalia, CA 93277
559-624-3600

The Visalia location is the largest hospital-based facility in the South Valley. Our caring staff provides outreach treatment to meet the special needs of dialysis patients. Kaweah Health also provides peritoneal dialysis for renal patients who select that modality. The peritoneal nurses work out of a newly enlarged department at the Community Health Center. An average of 52 patients are served in the CAPD and CCPD departments.

What is Dialysis?

Dialysis is a machine that performs the same functions as your kidneys after they have failed. The kidneys have the important job of removing waste from your body and maintaining appropriate chemicals balances. Kidney failure is usually permanent, and a person cannot survive without their essential function. The only way to cure kidney failure is with a transplant, but this can often be difficult to obtain. In the interim, dialysis will keep your body regulated until an alternative is found. A patient may be on dialysis for the rest of their life if they are unable or unwilling to receive a transplant.

Hemodialysis, which is offered at Kaweah Health's facility, is the process of hooking a patient up to an artificial kidney to remove waste from the blood. The alternative to hemodialysis is peritoneal dialysis, in which the patient has a fluid pumped into their abdomen that removes waste and chemicals.

If you have questions for the dialysis department, please call
(559) 624-3600.

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