This is a procedure where a dialysis machine and a dialyzer, or artificial kidney, are used to clean the blood of a person whose kidneys are not functioning properly. To get your blood into the dialyzer, you will need access. This is done with minor surgery, usually to your arm. Your blood runs through the filter and toxins are removed. Your blood is then returned to your body. Our medical practice has many dialysis units near your home to provide dialysis for you in a safe convenient environment.