The Dialysis Center is directed by faculty members of the section of nephrology. Outpatient programs at the center include in-center chronic hemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis. The chronic hemodialysis unit has 23 outpatient stations. The home peritoneal dialysis service currently supports about 40 patients. The staff of both units are specially trained to provide the full range of outpatient dialysis services to include high-efficiency hemodialysis and automated peritoneal dialysis treatments. Support staff includes a social worker, dietitian and reimbursement specialist.
The inpatient hemodialysis service is equipped with six stations. A continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) program is in place to provide all forms of continuous critical care dialysis. The inpatient peritoneal dialysis program provides inpatient peritoneal dialysis support to hospitalized patients (CAPD, manifold, cycler). These services provide dialytic support for patients with acute renal failure and chronic dialysis patients who are hospitalized at the Medical Center at Augusta University Hospitals and Clinics.
The inpatient dialysis service works closely with the Medical Center at Augusta University Department of Surgery in the areas of kidney transplantation and vascular access surgery to provide dialysis support for patients referred to Medical Center at Augusta University.
Medical Director – Chronic Dialysis Center
William Paulson, MD 706-721-2861
Medical Director – Acute Hemodialysis Unit
Harold Szerlip, MD 706-721-1450