DCI Landrum is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of historic downtown Landrum. The thirteen station hemodialyis clinic opened in April of 2000. The clinic serves full-time patients and visitors to the area who need dialysis services.
The commitment to patient care begins well before the need for dialysis arises. Through Reach Kidney Care of South Carolina, DCI Landrum offers free kidney disease education to help individuals identify their risk for kidney disease early, in an effort to prevent or delay the need for dialysis. However, should the need for dialysis occur, the Reach Kidney Care team makes all treatment options known in an effort to help the individual transition safely and effectively into a treatment option that best fits his or her life.
Not located on a bus line
The social worker can assist with transportation arrangements as needed
Free wi-fi access for patients
About Our Staff:
The dedicated and caring nursing staff have over 80 years combined dialysis experience. With three registered nurses (RNs), a licensed practical nurse (LPN), and two patient care technicians (PCTs), the team is able to offer excellent service and individualized care. The entire team at DCI Landrum operates under the mission, “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.”
Frederick F. Adams, III, M.D.
Ann Marie Roberts
In-center hemodialysis is performed at a dialysis facility. Hemodialysis treatments are scheduled three times a week. The length of the treatment is prescribed by a physician and generally lasts 4 hours. To start treatment, specially trained nurses and dialysis technicians insert two needles, connected to dialysis tubing, into a person’s access (usually in the arm) to circulate the blood out of the body, through the tubing, into the dialysis machine to remove the excess fluid and waste, and then back into the person’s body. Nurses and technicians are always there watching and monitoring the treatment.
Peritoneal dialysis, or PD, is a daily treatment. PD is a procedure that removes wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your body. This type of dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane, the thin, natural lining of your abdomen, to filter your blood. The peritoneal membrane acts as the artificial kidney. Although it is there to protect your organs, it has many tiny holes, or pores, in it that can be used to filter waste products and other chemicals from your blood. To prepare for PD, a surgeon places a permanent tube called a catheter into the lower abdomen to carry solution in and out of the abdomen. The sugar in the solution, called dextrose, draws wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your blood through the peritoneal membrane and into the dialysate solution that is in your abdomen. After several hours, the used solution is drained from your abdomen through the catheter and into an empty bag. Your abdomen is then refilled with fresh dialysate and the cycle is repeated. Each cycle of draining used dialysate and refilling with fresh dialysate is called an exchange. There are two common types of PD: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).