Advanced kidney care in east San Jose
Your kidneys are responsible for getting rid of waste and toxins in the body. However, when kidney failure occurs, the body is unable to filter waste from the blood. Regional Medical Center of San Jose provides comprehensive dialysis services to help individuals who have lost kidney function because of acute or chronic kidney disease.
To learn more about the dialysis services we provide, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 762-8881.
Our kidney care team provides 24/7 patient coverage and includes a variety of specialists, including:
- Medical director
- Patient care technicians
- Registered nurses
- Social workers
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
Regional Medical Center of San Jose provides dialysis services to patients admitted to the hospital with acute or chronic renal failure.
- Acute renal failure—Has an abrupt onset and is potentially reversible.
- Chronic renal failure—Progresses slowly over a few months and can lead to permanent kidney damage. Diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are the two main causes of chronic renal failure.
- Renal failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD)—Refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys resulting in the loss of normal kidney function.
During hemodialysis, highly technical machines replace the function of the kidneys. Our hospital has 11 hemodialysis machines that filter toxins, waste and other fluids from the blood.
As an alternative to hemodialysis, we also offer peritoneal dialysis. This filters toxins, waste and fluid through the peritoneum (the tissue that lines the abdomen and surrounds the abdominal organs). Peritoneal dialysis gives you greater flexibility than hemodialysis since it can be done at home or work.
Kidney disease resources
If you would like to learn more about kidney disease and your treatment options, we recommend the following resources: