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: MD Network at 1-800-233-4082

  • Academic Phone: 717-531-8156
  • Fax: 717-531-6776 

For return appointment requests with Hershey Nephrology Outpatient Clinics, please contact:

  • Phone: 717-531-8885
  • Fax: 717-531-4645

For return appointments request for Nyes Road Nephrology Outpatient Clinics, Please contact:

  • Phone: 717-657-4045
  • Fax: 717-657-0405

For return appointments request for Camp Hill Outpatient Clinics, Please contact:

  • Phone: 717-761-8900
  • Fax:: 717-767-1320

For appointments requests with our Dialysis Unit, please contact:

  • Phone: 717-531-5227
  • Fax: 717-531-5015

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