Hemodialysis is the most common form of dialysis and is typically performed in a dialysis center. It uses a machine that filters the blood through a semipermeable membrane, which removes waste products and excess fluids. The cleaned blood is then returned to the body through a vein. Hemodialysis typically takes about 3-4 hours and is typically performed three times a week.
Peritoneal dialysis is a form of dialysis that is performed at home. It uses the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum