DCI Nacogdoches opened in 1998. It is a 21 station facility that provides in-center hemodialysis to patients in the Pineywoods of East Texas. We also provide Peritoneal Dialysis for those who prefer to have more control over their own care. We offer free Chronic Kidney Disease classes with a physician’s referral for people who have early stages of kidney disease, not yet requiring dialysis.
We offer Chronic Kidney Diseease Education as a free service to the community. If you or someone you know would like to attend a free class to find out more about kidney disease, please call the CKD educator at 936-569-9900. If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease your physician can refer you to the CKD educator for individualized education and assistance designed to help you extend your kidney function for as long as possible. The CKD Educator will help you to prepare for dialysis if or when the need arises.
Brazos Public Trasportation
Medicaid eligible Medical Transportation
Free wi-fi access for patients
About Our Staff:
DCI’s Nacogdoches staff have over 130 years combined experience caring for people with kidney failure. That experience is evident with our clinical outcomes. Our staff will tell yout that they take pride in striving to offer the best dialysis clinic available. Staff and patients often say that they view each other as extended family.
Dolamu Sokunbi, M.D.
Tara Scott, R.N.
Melissa Stanberry, L.M.S.W.
Kathy Conyer, R.D.
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).