184 West Montauk Highway (Hampton Atrium), Building C, Hampton Bays
Days and Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 6 am- 8 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: 6 am to 5 pm
*Closed on Sundays
For more information on dialysis or to speak with the Medical Director, Gaylord Hoffert, MD, please call (631) 723-4200.
What is Dialysis?
Dialysis is primarily used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in patients with renal failure. Dialysis may be used for those with an acute disturbance in kidney function or for those with progressive but chronically worsening kidney function–a state known as chronic kidney disease stage 5.
With dialysis, patients enjoy a better quality of life and most return to activities they enjoyed prior to their diagnosis.
Kidneys and Health
The kidneys have important roles in maintaining health. When healthy, the kidneys maintain the body's internal equilibrium of water and minerals (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfate). The kidneys also help to excrete daily produced acidic metabolic end products that the body cannot get rid of via respiration. Dialysis treatments help to replace some of these functions and are usually regularly performed three times per week on alternating days for approximately 3.5 - 4 hours.
Our dedicated interdisciplinary team of Board-certified Nephrologists, including one on-staff, are able to facilitate emergent dialysis at any time. Continued monitoring, treatments and care are available through our Barbara H. Lord Regional Dialysis Center, which provides state-of-the-art dialysis treatment for the adult population. The Center is a 5-time recipient of the IPRO 5-Diamond Award for Patient Safety.