The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has the longest serving outpatient dialysis clinic in San Antonio solely dedicated to children. We opened our doors on December 2001 with eight hemodialysis stations, an isolation room, and our home peritoneal dialysis training area. We are a team of top-quality dialysis nurses, technicians, dietitians, child life specialists, and social workers specially trained to care for children and their families. We work with children from birth to 18 years of age. Based on your child’s needs, our expert medical team can help you determine which therapy is best for your child and your family.
Dialysis is a process that corrects the balance of fluids and chemicals in the body. It also removes waste from the body. Dialysis is needed when the kidneys are not functioning well enough to maintain your child’s health. Apheresis is the process where blood is pulled from the body, separated into its separate components, processed as needed, then returned. We provide all dialysis and apheresis services in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our dialysis facility is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more than 10 years, we have been part of the 5 Diamond Patient Safety Program. This innovative training program assists dialysis providers in increasing awareness and building a culture of safety among patients and staff. The 5 Diamond safety program is endorsed by American Nephrology Nurses Association, Renal Physicians Association, National Renal Administrators Association, and the American Association of Kidney Patients.
- Peritoneal (home) dialysis
- General Nephrology
While hemodialysis is more commonly used, peritoneal dialysis is an option for a child with a regular caregiver who is able to give the treatment at home. There are many differences between the two types of dialysis, with pros and cons to each. Our medical team can help you determine which one is best for your child and your family.