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Kidney Care & Dialysis Access

Rely on Caldwell UNC Health Care to provide specialized kidney care and dialysis access for patients in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

Conditions We Treat

Find care and treatment for early or advanced kidney disease and management of conditions that affect your kidneys, such as:

Expert Dialysis Access

When you have kidney failure, your kidneys don’t work correctly. Your kidneys usually clean and filter your blood. Dialysis can do the work for your kidneys. Before you start dialysis, you need dialysis access—a place on your arm or belly where the blood and fluids can flow in and out of your body.

Turn to Caldwell UNC for specialized dialysis access and maintenance services. Work with the first dedicated dialysis access program in the region. Trust our dedicated surgeon at Foothills Dialysis Access to place your vascular access:

  • Fistula – Attaches an artery directly to a vein in your arm
  • Graft – Uses a soft tube to join an artery and vein in your arm
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter – Places a catheter in your belly

In most cases, a dialysis access procedure is available the same day you see the doctor. For your convenience, the surgeon’s office is next to The George M. Hancock Surgery Center on Morganton Boulevard (at the Lenoir Mall)

Hospital Kidney Care & Treatment

If you need hospital care for kidney failure, rest assured you’ll receive the best possible treatment at Caldwell UNC. Your treatment may include:

Multidisciplinary Kidney Care

To treat and manage kidney-related health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, your doctor will coordinate care with other specialists at Caldwell UNC.

Prepare for Dialysis

Call 828-757-8240 to make an appointment with a dialysis access surgeon at Caldwell UNC Health Care.

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