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Expert Kidney Disease Treatment

For more information about the facility, contact nephrologist Dr. Daniel Valach at (870) 508-5010.

Baxter Health is proud to partner with DaVita Renal Center of Mountain Home to provide dialysis services to residents of the Twin Lakes area. The dialysis facility is located at 200 E. Eighth St. in Mountain Home.

In-Center Hemodialysis

Upon arriving at our dialysis center, the expertly trained healthcare team will take care of all aspects of treatment.

The patient care technician (PCT) will wash your dialysis access area before checking the weight and vitals. A specially trained nurse helps with prepping you for blood pressure readings, which are taken right outside of this room so they're closest possible option when it comes to ensuring accurate results!

A standard dialysis session will last roughly four hours. Your care team will continuously monitor your blood pressure, as well as how efficiently the machine operates during this time, to ensure you're getting all of your treatment benefits without any negative side effects or discomfort.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is a gentle way to remove waste from your bloodstream without drawing blood. It uses the lining of stomach as an artificial dialysate, flushing it through surgically embedded tubes placed on our body instead sharp needles or other therapy treatments that can be painful and inconvenient for patients who have other responsibilities during their day-to give them more freedom than ever before!

About Renal Dialysis

Dialysis is needed when a patient develops end stage kidney failure. This usually occurs when the patient loses anywhere from 85 to 90 percent of their normal kidney function and their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is less than 15. The GFR is calculated by a medical professional and it takes into account a patient’s age, body size, blood creatinine test, and gender. The GFR determines the patient’s stage of kidney disease and informs the doctor about what kind of treatment is necessary.

When a patient’s kidneys fail, dialysis helps their body:

  • Remove waste, extra water, and salt to prevent a buildup from occurring
  • Maintain and regulate a safe level of specific chemicals in their blood
  • Control their blood pressure levels
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