Chronic Cyclic Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD)
Dialysis is the process of filtering toxins and other excess materials from the blood. Peritoneal Dialysis accomplishes this using the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) to filter toxins from the bloodstream. A catheter is implanted surgically and the abdominal cavity is filled with a solution of water and chemicals (dialysate). The peritoneum draws toxins out of the blood back into the abdominal cavity where it sits for a set period of time before being removed and replaced with another dialysate by the patient.
A machine called a cycler, performs the dialysate exchange in CCPD. This is done several times during the night and one or two times during the day.
For new appointment requests with Nephrology Outpatient Clinics, please contact:
- Phone: 717-531-8156
- Fax: 717-531-6776
For return appointment requests with Nephrology Outpatient Clinics, please contact:
- Phone: 717-531-8885
- Fax: 717-531-4645
For appointments requests with our Dialysis Unit, please contact:
- Phone: 717-531-5227
- Fax: 717-531-5015
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