Hemodialysis is a treatment option that can be performed at home or in-center. The Rogosin Institute offers both options. For those who prefer in-center hemodialysis, Rogosin has 8 dialysis centers throughout the metropolitan area in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Hemodialysis is usually performed 3-4 times a week and lasts for approximately 4 hours. Initially, you may be dialyzed via a venous catheter (a plastic tube) inserted into a large vein, usually in the neck. This catheter is temporary until the access in your arm is ready to use - nurses will care for your catheter and connect you to the dialysis machine to filter your blood. A special type of access, called an arteriovenous (AV) fistula or arteriovenous (AV) graft, is placed surgically in your arm - preferably before you start dialysis treatments. This involves joining an artery and a vein together. Once the access has been established, Certified Hemodialysis Technicians connect you to a hemodialysis machine to filter the blood and remove waste substances and fluid, then return the blood to your bloodstream.
Why Receive In-Center Hemodialysis at Rogosin?
- Rogosin has significantly lower morbidity and mortality rates than most commercial chronic dialysis centers
- Rogosin performed the first hemodialysis treatment in the metropolitan New York City area in 1956
- Rogosin is the largest not-for-profit dialysis provider in the New York metropolitan area
- The environment is bright, modern, and restful
- Physicians, nurse practitioners and facility administrators are available at all dialysis sessions
- Hospitalization, if needed, is available at all the best hospitals in the metropolitan area- NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in NYC, Mount Sinai-St. Lukes Roosevelt or at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn
- Dialysis accesses are monitored closely for early detection of narrowing allowing preventative intervention
- Hemodialysis is tailored to each patient’s individual medical needs – some patients require more frequent hemodialysis
- Renal dietitians are on staff for evaluation, counseling, and questions
- Social workers are dedicated to helping patients adjust to hemodialysis, make necessary arrangements, such as transportation and insurance coverage, and provide other assistance that enhances the patients’ quality of life
- Patients benefit from the availability of new treatments resulting from Rogosin’s basic and extensive clinical research programs
- Translators are available
- Permanent, seasonal or transient dialysis is available