Renal Unit

Comprehensive renal replacement therapy (dialysis) options are available to people
with chronic kidney disease. Dialysis services are offered at Jocham Hospital.
The dialysis centers help people with kidney disease or kidney failure by offering:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (Renal Failure) Clinic, where a dedicated team of
  • providers work together to provide comprehensive care to people with kidney
  • disorders
  • Home dialysis training and support for both home hemodialysis and peritoneal
  • dialysis
  • In-center hemodialysis
  • Outpatient dialysis services
  • Preemptive kidney transplantation evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling, for people who need ongoing guidance from dietitians with
  • expertise in kidney disorders, provides ongoing guidance for nutritional needs
  • Temporary dialysis if you need treatment while traveling.
The dialysis centers feature an effective staff-to-patient ratio. Staff members include
registered nurses, certified chronic hemodialysis technicians, a renal dietitian, all under
the direction of a dedicated medical director.
Your treatment team holds monthly care conferences with you to ensure your needs are
being met. Your family members are welcome at these meetings.
When you undergo dialysis at Jocham Hospital, your treatment is managed by specially
trained nurses. If you;re developing end-stage renal disease, you may be treated in an
outpatient dialysis center, which offers both in-center and at-home training for dialysis.

Renal Unit FAQs

Is there a special diet that is good for the kidneys?

Doctors often recommend a diet low in protein to help preserve kidney function, or a low-sodium diet to help lower blood pressure. If you have weak kidneys talk to your doctor before starting any diet.

What diseases affect the kidneys?

The most common causes of kidney disease are hypertension and diabetes. These two diseases can affect every organ in the body. If not well controlled, either of these conditions can result in kidney failure and dialysis. Other diseases that attack multiple organs including the kidney are lupus, HIV and viral hepatitis.

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Symptoms can include blood in the urine or urine that is foamy, fatigue, high blood pressure, weight loss, ankle swelling from retained fluid, anemia, nausea or vomiting. Kidney disease is often silent until late in the course and after severe damage has occurred.