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499 E. McMillan St.
Cincinnati, OH 45206


About our clinic

DCI Cincinnati began serving patients in July 1977. DCI Cincinnati is proud to offer patients a choice for dialysis treatment options. DCI Cincinnati has a large home program, offering both peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. There is a 12 station “bed” unit for patients requiring outpatient dialysis in a bed. In total there are 41 stations to care for the patients.


Contact Info

Phone: 513-281-0091



Monday – Saturday
5 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Ages Served



Special Needs Accommodations



Languages Spoken

Access to interpreter


Public Transportation

Yes, there is access to public transportation

Internet Access

Free wi-fi access for patients


About Our Staff:

The caring staff has many years of experience providing outpatient, peritoneal, and home dialysis.

Shashi Kant, M.D.

Medical Director

Roy Dansro


Shelly Neu

Nurse Manager

Pat Gruen and Chris Stephens

Social Workers

Wendy Stewart and Paula Huitsing

Services offered
In-center hemodialysis

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

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).

Home hemodialysis

Home hemodialysis is where a dialysis patient and a trained partner can perform hemodialysis treatments in the comfort of the patient’s home. Home hemodialysis requires the completion of a training course with a dialysis nurse teaching the necessary skills to dialyze safely at home. The equipment and supplies are delivered directly to the patient’s home. The staff is available to answer phone calls 24 hours a day. Home hemodialysis treatments allow for flexibility in the time of day a patient completes treatment.