From time to time, we have a resident in one of our assisted living homes who needs dialysis treatment. We have transportation to take them to one of the local Dialysis Centers in Surprise AZ or one of the local Dialysis centers in Goodyear AZ. These residents often need to go several times a week for the treatment. So we want to make sure we are taking them to a good place. Due to the high level of seniors in this area, Goodyear and Surprise have some of the biggest clusters of dialysis centers in Arizona.
What is Kidney Failure?
Doctors mostly prescribe dialysis treatment when someone has kidney failure. Generally that means that their kidneys only function at about 10-15% of their normal levels.
Your body uses your kidneys to:
- Keep waste, salt and excess water from building up in your body
- Regulate required chemicals in your blood
- Assisting the rest of your body to control blood pressure
Without your kidneys functioning well, you lose these important functions. Diabetes and high blood pressure are big contributing factors to kidney disease. Seeking treatment for these two conditions will definitely help. If you are wondering whether you might have kidney disease, check out this list of symptoms.
If you catch kidney issues early enough, they can be reversed through medicine and diet. Part of the diet includes lowering your protein levels. One way to do this is to eat a plant-based diet. For very chronic conditions the patient will have to have dialysis for the rest of their life. The condition cannot be reversed once it reaches a certain point. There are a lot of dialysis centers in Arizona, so they can be convenient. However, going there every other day can put a crimp in your lifestyle.
Types of Dialysis Centers in Arizona
If your doctor decides you need dialysis, there are two types of dialysis they might prescribe:
- Peritoneal Dialysis
Most people are familiar with Hemodialysis. Hemodialysis uses a machine to filter and clean the patient’s blood. The dialysis centers in Arizona will place a specialized tube between an artery and a vein either in the arm or leg. The blood goes from the patient, through a filtering system in the machine to remove waste, and then back to the patient.
Peritoneal Dialysis filters the blood through the patient’s own body cavity. The procedure uses a fluid that is placed in the abdominal cavity through a tube. The abdominal cavity is lined with a special membrane called a peritoneal membrane that helps filter the waste. The fluid that the tube inserts washes around the intestines and helps the cleaning process as well. The peritoneal membrane filters waste as the fluid washes it out. Then the doctor can remove the waste from the body.
Hemodialysis is generally done three times a week at a dialysis center, a hospital or at home. Peritoneal Dialysis is done at home, and has to be done 4-5 times a day.
Dialysis Centers in Surprise AZ and Goodyear AZ (and a Few Further Dialysis Centers in Arizona)
For our purposes we are going to stick with Hemodialysis. We’ve worked with different Dialysis centers in Surprise AZ and Dialysis Centers in Goodyear AZ through the needs of our assisted living residents. And we’ve compiled a list of the good ones that we like. We hope this list helps you out.
Fresenius Dialysis Center – Fresenius is a national provider of dialysis. They have lots of Dialysis centers in Arizona. Many of the locations on are list are owned by Fresenius. They have both Dialysis centers in Surprise AZ and Dialysis centers in Goodyear AZ. They also have centers in surrounding towns. We’ve been really impressed with the service Fresenius provides to our assisted living residents. You may want to call one of their centers further out if you can’t get the times you want for the Surprise and Goodyear dialysis centers:
1. Goodyear Dialysis Center
500 N Bullard Avenue, Ste C34, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (623-925-8955)
2. Fresenius Kidney Care Palm Valley
13657 W McDowell Road Ste 106 Goodyear AZ 85395
3. Fresenius Kidney Care Sun City
12213 W Bell Road, Ste 110, Surprise, AZ 85378 (623-583-8865)
4. Fresenius Kidney Care Granite Valley
14510 W Shumway Dr Ste 100 Sun City West, Arizona 85375 (623-546-2718)
5. Fresenius Kidney Care Phoenix
13090 N 94th Drive Ste 100 Peoria, Arizona 85381 (623-972-8154)
6. Fresenius Kidney Care Avondale
10750 W McDowell Road Suite E500 Avondale, Arizona 85392 (623-643-9334)
7. Fresenius Kidney Care Westgate
6622 N 91stAvenue Suite 210, Glendale, AZ 85305 (623-877-0920)
8. Fresenius Kidney Care Glendale Town Center
4407 W Peoria Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302 (623-934-9091)
Another company named DaVita has several Surprise and Goodyear dialysis centers in addition to Fresenius. We have not used Da Vita for our assisted living residents, but we have heard good things about them. Some of their locations offer Hemodialysis Self-Care at their centers. You can reach all their locations through a central phone number (1-800-424-6589). Here are their locations:
9. DaVita Grand Home Dialysis
14674 W. Mountain View Road, Suite 204, Surprise, AZ 85374-2708
10. DaVita Westbrook Dialysis
13907 W Camino Del Sol, Suite 103, Sun City West, AZ 85375-4405
11. DaVita Palm Brook Dialysis Center
14664 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351-2137
12. DaVita Desert Dialysis
13000 N. 103rdAvenue, Suite 66, Sun City AZ 85351-3060
13. DaVita Sweetwater Ridge Dialysis
7362 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite 104 Peoria, AZ 85381-5028
14. DaVita Arrowhead Lakes Dialysis Center
20325 N 51stAvenue, Building 11, Suite 186, Glendale, AZ 85308-4625
15. DaVita Estrella Dialysis Center
8410 W Thomas Road, Building 1 Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85037-3356
16. DaVita Maryvale Dialysis Center
4845 W McDowell Road Suite 10a, 20a, 30a, Phoenix, AZ 85035-4076
Fresenius is the most prevalent Surprise and Goodyear dialysis centers. If you are looking for someone other than Fresenius, you may have to travel a bit. However, there are still a few close by. Note – The Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers are not just places where they perform dialysis. They also have doctors and other health practitioners on staff that are experts in helping to treat kidney disease Here are some other dialysis centers that aren’t too far away:
17. Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers
13657 W McDowell Road, Suite 210, Goodyear, AZ 85395
18. Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers
14506 W. Granite Valley Drive, Suite 113, Sun City West, AZ 85375 (623-289-9345)
19. Estrella Mountain Dialysis Center
9250 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037 (623-772-7363)
If you need any more information about Surprise and Goodyear dialysis centers, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help. Have you had any experience with any of these centers? Please leave a comment below. It will help out our other readers.