Dialysis Center

Located near Tift Regional Medical Center at:
1010 Edgefield Drive
Tifton, GA 31794

Directions:

Main Line: 229-353-3700
Fax Line: 229-353-6355
Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Tift Regional’s Dialysis Center offers state-of-the-art dialysis services in a comfortable, patient-sensitive facility.  We are committed to providing quality, compassionate care for people with kidney disease or kidney failure requiring kidney dialysis. 

Some fast facts:

  • The Dialysis Center is a 20-station facility with three dialysis shifts per day. 
  • Our multispecialty team includes a Registered License Dietician, Licensed Social Worker, Transplant Nephrologist, Nephrologist, Nurse Practitioner and a dedicated staff of nurses, technicians and support personnel.
  • The clinic offers both In-Center Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Home Dialysis Training. 
  • The Dietician offers nutritional education and Treatment Options Education.

What is Dialysis?

Hemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to filter your blood outside your body. At the start of a hemodialysis treatment, a dialysis nurse or technician places two needles into your arm. Once trained by the health care team, some people prefer to insert, or put in, their own needles.

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment that uses the lining of your abdomen (belly area), called your peritoneum, and a cleaning solution called dialysate to clean your blood. Dialysate absorbs waste and fluid from your blood, using your peritoneum as a filter. One benefit of PD is that it is not done in a dialysis center. You can do your PD treatments any place that is clean and dry. This can allow you more freedom to work, travel or do other activities you enjoy without worrying about scheduling dialysis appointments. The two most common types of PD are continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) and continuous cycler-assisted PD (CCPD). Your doctor can help you decide which is right for you.