Dialysis Services

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.

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

Contact Colquitt Regional Dialysis Clinic at (229) 891-9333.