Dialysis

Patients with kidney disease have access to advanced equipment, specialized treatment and a trained, compassionate staff at Colquitt Regional. Our kidney dialysis unit provides a comfortable setting for patients undergoing treatment to have impurities cleansed from their blood.

DIALYSIS

Dialysis is the clinical purification of blood when one’s kidneys are damaged or have failed. This procedure diffuses waste and filtrates unwanted water from the blood stream when the kidneys are unable to do so on their own.

THE FACTS ABOUT CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)

  • 26 million Americans have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk.
  • Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
  • Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best estimate of kidney function.
  • Hypertension causes CKD and CKD causes hypertension.
  • Persistent proteinuria (protein in the urine) means CKD is present..
  • High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney disease.
  • African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.
  • Three simple tests can detect CKD: blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.

INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT DIALYSIS

Colquitt Regional offers both inpatient and outpatient dialysis services. In 2019, the hospital added an inpatient dialysis unit that will be utilized specifically for patients who require dialysis while hospitalized. This unit is located on the third floor of the hospital and contains five separate treatment bays, allowing up to 10 patients to receive care at one time. 

Those requiring outpatient dialysis services will receive treatment at Colquitt Regional Dialysis, located at 449 31st Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768. We routinely provide transport to and from treatment for patients via Non Emergency Transport. For more information about our dialysis services, please call 229-891-9333 or send us a message.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
5:30 am – 5:00 pm

RESOURCES:

Chronic Kidney Disease
How Your Kidneys Work
Kidney Early Evaluation Program

COLQUITT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NEPHROLOGISTS

Daryl Crenshaw, MD
W. Merrill Hicks, Jr., MD
Raul G. Santos, MD