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Selecting a Treatment

Learn about treatment options for kidney failure

As the table below  shows, there are different treatment options for kidney failure.

Treatment options for kidney failure
In-center dialysis
Home dialysis
Other Treatment Options

The right option for you will depend on your physical health, your lifestyle and your personal preferences. You and your doctor should discuss all your health issues—including kidney disease and other medical conditions—that may impact your choice.

Lifestyle considerations:

  • Are you employed or do you attend school, full or part time?
  • Are you an “active parent” or a “caregiver” of another person?
  • Do you live in an area where travel time to a clinic might exceed 40 minutes?

Personal preferences:

  • Do you enjoy the company of other patients?
  • Do you want to take an active role in your care?

Learn more by taking the Lifestyle Quiz, or attend a Fresenius Medical Care Treatment Options Program (TOPs) session. 


Connect with a Healthcare Professional

Attend a Fresenius Medical Care Treatment Options Program (TOPs) in your area to discover resources, information, and support available to you and your family.

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Find a Dialysis Center

Find a dialysis center closest to your home.

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Ready to Start Dialysis Treatment

Connect with Fresenius Medical Care to request dialysis treatment.

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