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Key differences between peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD)

Kidney transplant is our #1 choice for patients whose kidneys are no longer filtering out the toxins.  A transplant center like University Hospitals or Cleveland Clinic can tell you if you qualify for a transplant.

If transplant is not for you, you do have two other choices:  Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis.


Understanding the difference can help you make the best choice for yourself. 

If you are at the start of your end stage renal disease, or considering switching from one type of dialysis, here's an overview of the differences between PD and HD.


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This is an overview, so talk to your nephrologist to see which is best for you.  Also, check out this video on our website:  <fill in the URL>

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