NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at DSI McMinnville Dialysis clinic now have another option when it comes to choosing a dialysis treatment that is right for them. DSI Renal, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, announced today that their McMinnville location will now offer patients the opportunity to receive treatment at home through their Peritoneal Dialysis program.
DSI McMinnville will also provide Periotneal Dialysis treatments to patients who are admitted or scheduled for surgery at the local hospital. With the addition of this service Doctors and Surgeons will no longer have to send their patients to hospitals in Nashville, patients will be able to stay in McMinnville to receive the medical care they need and still receive their PD treatments.
"When a patient starts dialysis, it can quickly take away from their routine lifestyle and often leaves a patient feeling like their life has to be planned around treatments," said Robert Sabo, M.D., Medical Director for DSI McMinnville. "Offering our patients an alternative to dialyze at home can greatly improve their quality of life. Dialyzing at home, versus in a clinic, allows patients to feel like they have control over their life again."
Unlike in-center hemodialysis, a more common blood-filtering procedure, peritoneal dialysis utilizes the patient's peritoneal membrane in the abdomen to remove excess fluid from the body. PD easily fits into a patient's daily life due to its portability and less restrictions. There are many benefits to a patient's physical and mental health associated with this type of treatment. A patient is able dialyze at home, at work, or while traveling. They have flexible treatment times, and most are able to eat a more regular diet, allowing them to continue living a normal life while receiving their life-sustaining treatments.
The McMinnville facility is located at 1524 Sparta Street. The clinic is currently accepting new patients for PD and in-center hemodialysis. For admissions, please call our admissions department toll-free at (866) 293-0394. For questions regarding treatment or to schedule a tour of the facility, please contact the clinic manager at (931) 507-5700.
About DSI Renal
DSI Renal (formed as Dialysis Newco, Inc.) is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, offering state-of-the-art treatment for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure and renal disease. Together with its physician partners, DSI Renal owns and operates 91 dialysis clinics in 22 states. The company plans for growth through acquisition and development of new clinics as well as through establishment of additional joint venture partnerships with leading nephrologists for the clinic, hospital and alternate settings. For more information, please visit www.dsi-corp.com.
SOURCE DSI Renal