New Louisville, KY Dialysis Patients Start Here
At American Renal Associates (ARA), we are committed to providing the highest quality dialysis care for our patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We offer several options for in-center dialysis and home hemodialysis. Our facility is fully staffed with experienced renal care experts, nephrologists associated with the University of Louisville, social workers, and dietitians.
We have open treatment slots in the morning, afternoon and evening.
University of Louisville Dialysis Center
614 East Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1604
University Kidney Center Bluegrass
1935 Bluegrass Ave, Ste 100
Louisville, KY 40215-1191
University Kidney Center Broadway
2821 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211-1218
University Kidney Center Hikes Lane
2271 Hikes Lane
Louisville, KY 40218-2203
University Kidney Center 3rd Street
635 South 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40202-2401
Louisville Dialysis Services
Visit one of our five Louisville clinics for the highest quality dialysis services in the region. We provide our patients with comfortable dialysis care from local dialysis experts, conveniently located around the Louisville metro area. Patients come to our centers three times a week for 3 to 5 hours each treatment. Choose a center close to your home or office.
Home dialysis allows patients to dialyze in the comfort of their own homes. For patients who choose this option, we offer training, education and home coordination to ensure they have the support needed for home dialysis. Work with our renal specialists to prepare for your home dialysis treatment plan.
Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
Peritoneal dialysis is a daily treatment that allows patients the freedom to do the things they like throughout the day. Peritoneal dialysis uses a special membrane to filter bodily fluids without needles. Our renal specialists will work with you to determine the best treatment approach and plan to suit your needs.
Receive life-saving dialysis in one of our centers while you sleep. Nocturnal dialysis is longer and slower than traditional in-center dialysis, making it gentler and easier on the body. And, it enables patients to be free during the day to go to work or enjoy other activities and hobbies. Find out if this is the right option for you at one of our Louisville Dialysis centers.
Dialysis Center Amenities
- Modern and Comfortable Dialysis Centers
- State-of-the-Art Dialysis Machines
- Comfortable and Heated Massage Dialysis Chairs
- Satellite or Cable TV At Each Dialysis Station
- WiFi Access
- On-Site Parking with Disability Access
- Easy Access to Public Transportation
Why Do I Need Dialysis?
The most common use for dialysis is dialysis for kidney failure. Usually, people can function without dialysis if they still have one fully functioning kidney. However, when your body reaches a point where your kidneys cannot support your body’s normal functioning capacity, then you will need dialysis treatments.
Dialysis makes up for when the kidneys cannot clean your blood properly.
How long will a human without kidneys survive on dialysis?
Dialysis serves as a support for your kidneys when you’re losing or have lost kidney function. If you decide to stop your dialysis treatments, you may live anywhere from one week to a few weeks before your body shuts down.
How will I feel during dialysis?
Everyone has a different experience when receiving this treatment. You may experience feeling flushed, sluggish, tired, or slow due to low blood pressure. You may also feel either hot or cold during the treatment.
How will I feel after my treatment?
After the treatment is complete, you will most likely experience physical weakness. But this will go away over time. You might also have trouble breathing. If you notice you have a shortness of breath after your treatment, please notify your nurse or attending technician immediately, because this could be a sign of a serious condition.
About American Renal Associates
Here at American Renal Associates, we know how vital it is for you to get the best service when it comes to dialysis treatment. We provide everything you need as a dialysis patient, including treatment evaluations, coordinated care, diet recommendations for optimal dialysis results, and, of course, our committed and dedicated staff.
Your Treatment Team
The members of your care team will meet with you on a regular basis to make recommendations for your care and listen to your concerns. Your dialysis care team is made up of the following people:
- Nurse practitioner or physician assistant
- Nephrology nurse
- Patient Care Technician (PCT)
- Renal dietitian
- Nephrology social worker