Your kidneys perform vital functions in the circulatory and urinary systems, such as filtering wastes and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, and controlling water balance and alkalinity of body fluids. When the kidneys can no longer function properly, patients may undergo kidney dialysis. In this process, a machine assumes the kidney’s function of filtering waste products out of the blood. Dialysis can be performed at home or in the hospital.
UHS Hospitals is the leading provider of dialysis services in the Binghamton area. For nearly three decades, UHS has been providing this life-saving service and now has 20 hemodialysis stations at UHS Binghamton General Hospital, providing roughly 18,000 treatments annually for about 150 Binghamton Dialysis patients.
Patients facing end-state renal failure are increasing their life span and quality of life through dialysis and the use of new drugs. About 20 percent of patients receive dialysis therapy at home.
UHS Binghamton General Hospital