Hemodialysis
South Florida (SFDC)
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_DIALYSIS CENTER_

We are here to care for your kidney

SFDC is located in Florida. This state of the art center provides life-saving hemodialysis services, including Hemodialysis, Home Dialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis, to patients suffering from renal disease.

_WHO WE ARE_

Few Reason Why You Should Choose Us

We have the best attention with specialized professionals

SFDC is an independent end-stage renal care facility. SFDC is committed to improving the lives and health of the patients we serve. SFDC is committed to providing a peaceful atmosphere and a positive environment to ensure the patient will feel comfortable and at ease while he or she dialyzes. And through these ongoing commitments, SFDC’s mission to provide superior renal care and services to our patients is achieved.

_WHAT WE HAVE_

Clinical Services

Quality care, coupled with personal attention is the foundation of the company. The established high standard of care provided by our technicians, registered nurses and physicians results in quality dialysis treatments and on-going patient satisfaction.

Hemodialysis

Treatments:

Transplantation Referral

_WHAT WE OFFER_

What Can Offer for You

 SFDC offers the latest technology and a highly experienced and caring team of medical professionals. Quality care, coupled with personal attention is the foundation of the company. Every patient is treated as a family member with genuine respect and compassion.

Yizel Amador & Carlos Martin

ADMINISTRATOR, FOUNDER, CFO

_EXPERT DOCTOR_

Our Specialist Team

SFDC staff is the embodiment of the kindness, compassion and caring that we have become known for and that our patients have grown to expect. Each of these employees offers a special human touch to the healthcare provided at SFDC, adding to the level of comfort and satisfaction of the patient. To that end SFDC trains every employee to ensure they are equipped to handle our patients’ unique needs. Our Employee Service of Excellence training provides skills to build rapport with each of our patients to deliver the warmth and caring attention that each of them deserves assuring the personal attention is fulfilled with every patient’s encounter.

Dr. Juan Fernandez

Medical Director

Ramon Gonzalez, ARNP

Director of Nursing

Lilisbeth Plata, RN

Director of Nursing - Home Program

Liliam Bernal, LCSW

Social Worker

Margaret Cardenas, BSW

Social Worker

Suzette Woodward

Renal Dietician

Caroline Martin

Admissions Director

Yizel Amador

ADMINISTRATOR, FOUNDER, CFO

Carlos Martin

ADMINISTRATOR, FOUNDER, CFO

_OUR MISION_

SOUTH FLORIDA DIALYSIS CENTER MISSION STATEMENT

SOUTH FLORIDA DIALYSIS CENTER MISSION STATEMENT 

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Opening Hours

Mon – Sat        05:00 A.M – 06:00 P.M

Sunday              Closed

Our Clinic Address

South Florida Dialysis Center 8057 NW 155 ST

Phone Number

305-698-2200

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At-Home

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is a way of cleaning your blood when your kidneys can no longer do the job. It gets rid of your body’s wastes, extra salt and water, and helps to control your blood pressure.

Are there different types of dialysis?

There are two kinds of dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is pumped out of your body to an artificial kidney machine, and returned to your body by tubes that connect you to the machine. In peritoneal dialysis, the inside lining of your own belly acts as a natural filter. Wastes are taken out by means of a cleansing fluid called dialysate, which is washed in and out of your belly in cycles.

How does peritoneal dialysis work?

A soft plastic tube (catheter) is placed in your belly by surgery. A sterile cleansing fluid is put into your belly through this catheter. After the filtering process is finished, the fluid leaves your body through the catheter.

Types of peritoneal dialysis

There are two kinds of peritoneal dialysis:

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)
The basic treatment is the same for each. However, the number of treatments and the way the treatments are done make each method different.

CAPD is “continuous,” machine-free and done while you go about your normal activities such as work or school. You do the treatment by placing about two quarts of cleansing fluid into your belly and later draining it. This is done by hooking up a plastic bag of cleansing fluid to the tube in your belly. Raising the plastic bag to shoulder level causes gravity to pull the fluid into your belly. When empty, the plastic bag is removed and thrown away.

When an exchange (putting in and taking out the fluid) is finished, the fluid (which now has wastes removed from your blood) is drained from your belly and thrown away. This process usually is done three, four or five times in a 24-hour period while you are awake during normal activities. Each exchange takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Some patients like to do their exchanges at mealtimes and at bedtime.

APD differs from CAPD in that a machine (cycler) delivers and then drains the cleansing fluid for you. The treatment usually is done at night while you sleep.

What kind of peritoneal dialysis is best?

The type of peritoneal dialysis that is best for you depends on your personal choice and your medical condition. Your doctor will help you to choose the one that is best for you.

What are the pros and cons about being on peritoneal dialysis?

Some doctors feel that CAPD and APD have several benefits when compared to hemodialysis. With continuous dialysis, you can control extra fluid more easily, and this may reduce stress on the heart and blood vessels. You are able to eat more and use fewer medications. You can do more of your daily activities and it is easier to work or travel.

However, there are some people for whom peritoneal dialysis may not be appropriate. The abdomen or belly of some people, particularly those who are morbidly obese or those with multiple prior abdominal surgeries, may make peritoneal dialysis treatments difficult or impossible. Peritonitis (infection of abdomen) is an occasional complication although should be infrequent with appropriate precautions. When making a decision about the type of treatment, you should take into consideration that peritoneal dialysis is usually a daily process, similar to the working of the kidney and may be more gentle with fluid removal from the body. Peritoneal dialysis is an effective form of dialysis, has been proven to be as good as hemodialysis.

Peritoneal dialysis is not for everyone. People must receive training and be able to perform correctly each of the steps of the treatment. A trained helper may also be used.

How are treatments paid for?

All types of dialysis are expensive, but, for most patients, the federal government now pays 80 percent of all dialysis charges, while private insurance or state medical assistance pays the rest.

Hemodialysis

The process by which a kidney machine cleans out waste products and removes excess fluid from your blood. This is done through two needles that cycle your blood through the kidney machine and then returns clean blood back into your body. It takes approximately four hours of treatment, three times a week to keep the waste products and fluid at acceptable levels.

Treatments

Home Hemodialysis:
SFDC offers home hemodialysis, either with the aid of a partner or additional services provided by our nursing staff.

Peritoneal Dialysis:
SFDC staff teaches patients and their caretakers how to incorporate this treatment into their daily lives. Patients then dialyze at home, often while they are sleeping, using state-of-the-art equipment.

Types of Peritoneal Dialysis:

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD): This type of dialysis is performed by the patient and/or family member in the home. Dialysis solution is put into the peritoneal cavity and after 4-6 hours is drained out and fresh solution is instilled back into the peritoneal cavity. This process is repeated four times a day, seven days a week.

Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) This type of dialysis is performed by a machine called a cycler at night while you sleep and once during the day. The machine will do the fluid exchanges while you sleep and allows your daytime to have minimal exchanges.

Transplantation Referral:

Kidney transplantation is a possible form of treatment depending on many things, including your age, medical condition, and your desire to have a transplant.