Hemo Dialysis Unit

Cobble Hill Health Center’s Dialysis Center is under the direction of a renowned nephrologist and pioneer in kidney disease treatment. Many residents have been receiving dialysis for over 20 years. He has personally trained Cobble Hill staff to administer hemodialysis treatment on-site.

For Cobble Hill dialysis residents, treatment is convenient and comfortable because it is administered on-site. Patients can receive their meals on time, don’t have to wait for transportation to and from clinics and can be back in their rooms within minutes of treatment. In short, there is minimal disruption of their regular schedules and lives. That makes, what is a difficult process, much easier.

Please take the time to read this information about our on-site clinic and give us a call if you have any questions. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

Signs of kidney disease can include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Numb or swollen hands and feet
  • Loss of appetite or nausea
  • Changes in regular patterns of urination
  • Foaming urine
  • Changes in skin color (most frequently, darkening)
  • Reversals of sleep patterns
  • Muscle cramps
  • Low number of red blood cells (anemia)

Helpful Definitions

Nephrologist: A doctor who treats people with kidney disease

Nephropathy: Any stage of kidney failure

Uremia: The retained waste and extra water in your body caused by poorly or non-functioning kidneys

Hemodialysis: A machine that mimics the natural work of the kidney by filtering wastes from the blood and returning it clean to the body. People with severe or total kidney failure undergo hemodialysis several times a week

Peritoneal Dialysis: A bag containing a liquid that collects the body’s waste from the abdominal lining by osmosis. It is changed several times daily.

Cobble Hill/Avram Dialysis

The Hemodialysis Unit at Cobble Hill Health Center offers advanced dialysis treatment with all the comforts of home. Cutting-edge treatment, delivered by trained professionals in a comfortable and familiar setting, is available to Cobble Hill residents.

Unique to Brooklyn long-term care facilities, the Cobble Hill/Avram Dialysis Center is one of the few in Brooklyn that offers this on-site service. No more uncomfortable waiting at dialysis centers. No more waiting for transportation to and from treatment. No more missing recreational activities and meals.

We bring optimum care to our dialysis residents… right down the hall.

  • Cutting-edge and advanced medical/renal technology and treatment
  • Caring and highly trained nursing staff
  • Comfortable and familiar surroundings
  • On-site continuity of care Nutritional counseling

We Also Offer:

  • Continuous Cycler Peritoneal Dialysis
  • No dietary restrictions
  • More liberal fluid intake
  • Treatment is administered at night while residents sleep
  • Freedom to be active during the day
  • 24-hour supervision by professional nurses & nephrologist physician

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