Your Treatment


Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Geneva

Sophie de Seigneux
Sophie de Seigneux
Médecin-cheffe de service

Three Substitution Methods

Nowadays, there are three ways to remedy your kidneys dysfunction.

  • Haemodialysis: is the cleansing of toxins from the blood (produced by the body) and the elimination of water through a filter (artificial kidney).
  • Peritoneal dialysis: is the purification from toxins and the elimination of the water through the peritoneum (the membrane lining the abdomen).
  • Transplant: refers to a kidney transplant.

Before the beginning of your treatment, a clinical specialist nurse invites you to a collective or individual information/ education session in order to:

  • provide you with the details required to make an informed choice about your treatment
  • develop your knowledge of your disease.

Medical Visit

Once a week, a medical visit will take place. This consult is an opportunity to ask questions, to renew your prescriptions, and to report any issues. Between each session, a physician is always at your disposal.
Each month, a comprehensive blood analysis is performed, which is then followed by the visit of one of the physicians responsible for the unit, and this will allow you to discuss of the quality and effectiveness of your treatment.

Skin Smears

In the context of the fight against infections, painless samples from the skin are performed every two months in order to optimize the quality of health care and your safety.

Monitoring of Your Feet

Chronic renal failure, just like diabetes, requires regular monitoring. The nurse monitors your feet skin condition, and directs you, if necessary, to a specialty service.

centre de dyaliseYour Distractions During the Haemodialysis

The Dialysis Centre provides televisions with personal headsets. If you prefer to read or listen to music, you can bring books, crossword puzzle magazines or a MP3 player.
There is a blog where you will find articles about nephrology, dialysis or transplants, where you can leave comments. This blog also contains recipes adapted to renal insufficient patients, and small questionnaires (quizzes) to test your knowledge of nephrology.

In our unit, Wi-Fi Internet access is accessible everywhere

During the dialysis sessions, short visits are allowed. In all cases, please talk first with the health care team. Use your mobile phone in moderation.

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Last update : 18/12/2019