• Peritoneal Dialysis

    Talk with your doctor or a DaVita representative about the potential benefits of peritoneal dialysis.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    Talk with your doctor or a DaVita representative about the potential benefits of peritoneal dialysis.

What is peritoneal dialysis?

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a gentle therapy that is closest to the way kidneys naturally work. People who consult with their kidney doctor and choose PD can dialyze any time of day and can usually do treatments with little or no help from others. There are many potential benefits to PD, such as fewer dietary restrictions and a more flexible treatment schedule – giving you more time to do the things you love.

Your Life on PD

You’re in control.

One of the greatest potential benefits of PD is the flexibility to treat when it’s most convenient for you. Whether you want to dialyze in the morning or evening, with a machine or via a manual transfer, PD allows you to take control of your own treatment, while still following your plan of care. With in-depth training from your care team and guidance from your kidney doctor, you may begin to see your quality of life improve like many other DaVita® peritoneal dialysis patients have.

The Potential Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis

There are many potential health and lifestyle benefits to dialyzing at home with PD. Below are just a few of the benefits people may experience.

Health Benefits

Better transplant outcomes1

Helps protect your remaining kidney function2

Less stress on your heart3

Lifestyle Benefits

Fewer visits to the dialysis center (and more time for yourself)

More freedom in what you can eat and drink

Flexible travel

Take a closer look at PD

Get in-depth information about the potential benefits of PD and see why many people choose DaVita® home dialysis and peritoneal dialysis.


Convenient care to fit your lifestyle — wherever you may be.

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*Service provider and modality selection are choices made exclusively between the patient and nephrologist

1 PD: Molnar, MZ et al. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 7: 332–341, 2012. HHD: Weinhandl, E et al. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 May; 23(5):895–904.

2 Sarnak MJ, Auguste BL, Brown E, Chang AR, Chertow GM, Hannan M, Herzog CA, Nadeau-Fredette AC, Tang WHW, Wang AY, Weiner DE, Chan CT; American Heart Association Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Hypertension; and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. Cardiovascular Effects of Home Dialysis Therapies: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2022 Sep 13;146(11):e146-e164.

3 Weinhandl, E et al. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 May;23(5):895-904.