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Treatment Options

As an ESRD patient, you have choices about what treatment best suits your health and lifestyle goals. The main treatment options are dialysis — at home or in a dialysis center — and kidney transplant.


Dialysis removes excess waste and fluids from your blood. It can be done at home or in a dialysis center.

Learn more about home dialysis

Learn more about in-center dialysis


A kidney transplant is when a kidney from another person is placed inside your body to do the work that your own kidneys can no longer do.

Learn more about kidney transplant

Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on what is most important to you in your present and future stages of illness.

Learn more about palliative care

Conservative Management

Conservative management is when your health care team continues to care for you without dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Learn more about conservative management