Dialysis Clinic, Inc. | Desert Dialysis

May 11, 2021 0 Comments

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. | Desert Dialysis



2022 East Prince Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719


About our clinic

DCI Tucson opened in July of 1985 in affiliation with the College Medical Middle. Our clinic offers in-center hemodialysis in an 18 station clinic and Residence care therapies – peritoneal and residential hemo.We’re glad to serve our sufferers of Pima county!


Contact Data

Telephone: (520) 327-0007
E-mail: data@dciinc.org



Mon – Sat
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Ages Served

Hemo: 18+
PD: All Ages


Particular Wants Lodging



Languages Spoken

Entry to interpreter


Public Transportation

SunTran Bus cease inside 1 block of the clinic


Web Entry

Free wi-fi entry for sufferers


About Our Employees:

The scientific employees has in depth expertise in caring for sufferers with ESRD.

Sireesha Koppula, M.D.

Medical Director

Larry Brauer

Space Operations Director

Linetta Bowlegg

Social Employee

In-center hemodialysis

In-center hemodialysis is carried out at a dialysis facility. Hemodialysis remedies are scheduled 3 times every week. The size of the therapy is prescribed by a doctor and customarily lasts 4 hours. To begin therapy, specifically educated nurses and dialysis technicians insert two needles, related to dialysis tubing, into an individual’s entry (normally within the arm) to flow into the blood out of the physique, via the tubing, into the dialysis machine to take away the surplus fluid and waste, after which again into the individual’s physique. Nurses and technicians are at all times there watching and monitoring the therapy.

Residence hemodialysis

Our clinic is proud to supply coaching in residence hemodialysis. Residence hemodialysis is a therapy possibility by which you and a educated associate can carry out your hemodialysis remedies within the consolation of your individual residence. Residence hemodialysis requires that you simply and your associate (normally a member of the family or shut buddy) full a coaching course. At first, you and your associate will learn to do the remedies within the clinic whereas working with a dialysis nurse. The size of coaching will differ for every affected person, associate and dialysis facility. Coaching periods (the place you’ll full your precise dialysis therapy whereas coaching) normally final 4 to 5 hours a day, three to 4 days per week for 3 to eight weeks. The training program will educate you and your associate all the mandatory abilities to dialyze safely at residence. You’ll learn to troubleshoot issues and methods to correctly handle emergencies. Additionally, you will be taught methods to order your provides. The gear and provides are delivered on to you. The employees is out there to reply you hone calls 24 hours a day. Residence hemodialysis remedies enable for flexibility within the time of day you full your therapy. Some kinds of residence dialysis remedy may be executed at evening whilst you sleep. Though you’re finishing all your remedies at residence, you’ll nonetheless have to journey to your clinic or nephrologist’s workplace as soon as a month for blood work and for an evaluation of your situation. Residence hemodialysis is at present out there in chosen areas. In case you are occupied with residence dialysis, please name our workplace to study extra in regards to the subsequent coaching session.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis, or PD, is a day by day therapy. PD is a process that removes wastes, chemical substances and additional fluid out of your physique. One of these dialysis makes use of the peritoneal membrane, the skinny, pure lining of your stomach, to filter your blood. The peritoneal membrane acts as the synthetic kidney. Though it’s there to guard your organs, it has many tiny holes, or pores, in it that can be utilized to filter waste merchandise and different chemical substances out of your blood. To arrange for PD, a surgeon locations a everlasting tube known as a catheter into the decrease stomach to hold resolution out and in of the stomach. The sugar within the resolution, known as dextrose, attracts wastes, chemical substances and additional fluid out of your blood via the peritoneal membrane and into the dialysate resolution that’s in your stomach. After a number of hours, the used resolution is drained out of your stomach via the catheter and into an empty bag. Your stomach is then refilled with contemporary dialysate and the cycle is repeated. Every cycle of draining used dialysate and refilling with contemporary dialysate known as an change. There are two widespread kinds of PD: Steady Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Steady Biking Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).

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