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Home Dialysis

Linda - home dialysis patient with her dogContact Information

Home Dialysis Center
Seneca Ridge Medical Complex
370 E. Ridge Rd., Suite 30
Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 922-0339

Fax: (585) 922-0343

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments

If you'd like to make an appointment, please call us at (585) 922-0339. After hours, please leave a message on the answering machine and we'll be sure to contact you.

About Rochester General Home Dialysis

There's a better way to receive dialysis care for chronic kidney disease - right from the comfort of your own home. Home dialysis elminiates the need to shuttle back and forth to the clinic for treatment three times a week. It also offers a more flexible and independent lifestyle, and therapeutic benefits that may reduce the need for as many medications, and, in some cases, the advantage of receiving treatments while you sleep.Terrance - home dialysis patient

We are proud to be the Greater Rochester region's first provider of Home Hemodialysis. At Rochester General Hospital's Home Dialysis Center, we offer serveral at-home methods that are safe, easy to learn, and more effective in getting blood clean, which means you'll feel better.

Experience Matters

Our compassionate, highly skilled healthcare professionals provide training and support to help you make the switch to home-based treatments with confidence. At-home therapies are supported by a team of board-certified nephrologists, registered nurses, technicians, social workers, dieticians, and other team members dedicated to your care and comfort. Let us help you gain a newfound sense of freedom. More control. A better life.

At-home Treatment Benefits

Hemodialysis treatments remove waste products and extra fluid from the blood that build up due to failing kidneys. The number of hours per treatment and the number of treatments per week vary because each type of treatment works at a different speed.

Linda - home dialysis patient and friendHome Hemodialysis

Home Hemodialysis requires a care partner, usually a family member or friend, who will also receive training and will need to be with you during each treatment. With this method, blood is drawn through a tube in the arm or a catheter and pumped through a filter on a portable machine, where it is cleansed and returned to the body. This is usually done four to five days a week.


Peritoneal Dialysis


Both Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis treatments remove waste products and extra fluid from the blood that build up due to failing kidneys. The number of hours per treatment and the number of treatments per week vary because each type of treatment works at a different speed.

The shared advantages:

  • Terrence - home dialysis patient reading a book in bedA flexible lifestyle and independence
  • Better physical energy and mental health
  • Clinic visits about once a month
  • More privacy
  • Less stress on the heart
  • Can do therapy when traveling
  • Fewer diet restrictions
  • Improved appetite
  • More knowledge of own healthcare
  • Often sleep better
  • Often experience less nausea
  • May lead to fewer hospitalizations

Our Physicians

Dr. Paul BernsteinPaul Bernstein, MD

Dr. Bernstein is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine. His interests include treatment of hypertension and kidney disease in pregnant women, as well as management patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Bernstein is the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital.
 

 

Dr. Jonathan BressJonathan Bress, MD

Dr. Bress is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won the Renal Fellow Teaching Award. Dr. Bress was in private practice in the Philadelphia area for three years before joining Rochester General Hospital Medical Group. His interests include teaching and hypertension.

 

 

Dr. Sree ChennupatiSree Chennupati, MD

Dr. Chennupati is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She completed her fellowship in Nephrology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her interests include the use of evidence-based research in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease, problems relating to the control of potassium in the blood, and as management of the patient with chronic kidney disease.

 
 

 

Dr. Marvin GrieffMarvin Grieff, MD

Dr. Grieff is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at McGill University. His special interests include prevention of recurrent urinary tract stones, disorders of calcium metabolism, and management of patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Grieff is on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York. He is fluent in both English and French.



Dr. John HixJohn K. Hix, MD

Dr. Hix is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His special interests include determining the underlying cause of hypertension to define treatment, as well as management of patients with chronic kidney disease.





Dr. Robert MayoRobert Mayo, MD

Dr. Mayo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. His interests include dialysis access, as well as management of patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Mayo is President and Senior Leader Patient Safety Officer of the Rochester General Hospital Medical & Dental Staff. In 2005, he received the Rochester General Hospital Father George Norton Physician Excellence Award, which honors physicians who dramatically touch the lives of patients and the community.


Dr. Stephen SilverStephen Silver, MD

Dr. Silver is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His interests include management of patients with chronic kidney disease. A recognized authority on fluid and electrolyte disorders, Dr. Silver is on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York.





Dr. Maria RojasMaria Rojas, MD

Dr. Rojas completed her fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Her internal medicine training was at Caritas Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, which is a teaching hospital of Tufts University. Prior to her medical training, she received her Master of Public Health degree; her interest was care of the medically underserved population in Colombia. Her current interests in Nephrology include chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, and hypertension. She is fluent in English and Spanish.