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Treatments Pediatric Program

The Central Florida Kidney Center was the first dialysis center in Central Florida Starting in the late 80s.

The Pediatric program is geared towards an interim solution in which the children are placed on dialysis until they receive a kidney from a donor.

The treatment is conducted on children of all ages with parameters. If the child is under 70 pounds, they will go to the main location center in Orlando Florida, otherwise if they are 70 pounds or more then they will be able to go to any of the seven locations.

Pediatric Dialysis

Pediatric dialysis is a type of dialysis that is used to treat children who have kidney failure or other kidney-related health problems. Dialysis is a process in which a machine filters and cleans the blood, removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. It is used when the kidneys are no longer able to adequately filter the blood.

Pediatric dialysis is similar to adult dialysis, but there are some differences. It is important to use specialized techniques and equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of children during the procedure. The goal of Pediatric dialysis is to improve the quality of life of the patient, while also providing a safe and effective treatment.

Types of Pediatric dialysis

There are two types of Pediatric dialysis:

1. Hemodialysis:
This type of dialysis uses a machine to filter waste products and fluid from the child’s blood.

2. Peritoneal Dialysis:
This type of dialysis uses the lining of the child’s abdomen to filter waste products and fluid from the child’s blood.

What Happens During Pediatric Dialysis?

During Pediatric dialysis, a special machine called a dialyzer is used to filter waste products, excess fluids, and electrolytes from the blood. The dialyzer is connected to the patient via two tubes, one of which carries the blood to the machine and the other of which returns the filtered blood back to the body. The machine filters the blood for about 2-4 hours, depending on the patient's needs. During this time, the patient is monitored by medical staff and may be given additional medications as needed.

How Long Does Pediatric Dialysis Take?

Pediatric dialysis typically takes about 2-4 hours per session. Depending on the individual needs of the patient, the duration of dialysis may vary.

Why choose Central Florida Kidney Centers for your child’s dialysis treatment?

Central Florida Kidney Centers offers comprehensive, high-quality care for children with kidney disease and related conditions. Our Pediatric specialists focus on providing personalized care that meets the individual needs of each patient. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care with a commitment to exceptional quality. We offer a variety of dialysis services, including Hemodialysis, home dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis, as well as ongoing monitoring and nutritional support. We also offer education and support services to help families understand the diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes that accompany kidney disease.

Call us at 1-800-253-2935 for appointments and more information.


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