About the Mount Sinai Kidney Center
From the time the first hemodialysis in the United States was performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital in 1947, our physicians have been at the forefront of diagnosing, treating, and managing kidney conditions.
Delivering the Highest Quality Dialysis Care
The Mount Sinai standard of dialysis care emphasizes compassion, convenience, and a comprehensive approach. One of the major advantages of receiving dialysis at Mount Sinai, one of the nation's premier medical centers, is that dialysis patients have easy access to the hospital's full range of services should they need them, including vascular surgery, urology, interventional radiology, transplant surgery, and diabetes and hypertension management programs. The Center's physicians, nurses, social workers, vascular access coordinators (who help patients with issues regarding the site of the fistula used for dialysis) and dietitians make up an integrated and highly-skilled team that values open communication with patients in order to make joint decisions about the best treatment plan. New dialysis patients are provided with support from nurses who answer any questions about starting therapy, and are matched with a dedicated team of clinicians to ensure continuity of care throughout the course of treatment.
Our Convenient Dialysis Services
By offering conveniences such as extended hours of operation, flexible scheduling, a variety of treatment options and locations, a multilingual staff (who speak Spanish, Russian, and French, among other languages), TV's at every dialysis station, and free Wi-Fi, we strive to provide therapy that fits each patient's lifestyle. Our Kidney Center consists of the following dialysis services.
- Mount Sinai Kidney Center at East River Plaza, an adult outpatient hemodialysis unit with 35 stations providing treatment Monday through Saturday
- B1 Hemodialysis Unit, an adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis unit with 12 stations providing treatment Monday through Saturday
- Peritoneal Home Dialysis Program, a service that equips, educates, and monitors patients who are able to perform peritoneal dialysis at home
- Home Hemodialysis Program, a service that equips, educates, and monitors patients who are able to perform home hemodialysis
- Transient Dialysis Program, a service providing traveling patients visiting New York City with convenient therapy, and making dialysis travel arrangements for Mount Sinai dialysis patients
History of Hemodialysis at Mount Sinai
In 1945, a Dutch physician named Dr. Wilhelm Kolff successfully dialyzed a patient with acute kidney failure using a “rotating drum” hemodialysis system. After World War II, Dr. Kolff accepted an invitation from Mount Sinai to train physicians in the use of his artificial kidney machine. In 1947, Drs. Alfred P. Fishman and Irving Kroop performed the first hemodialysis in the United States at Mount Sinai. Since then, Mount Sinai’s hemodialysis services have evolved and expanded to meet the growing need for treatment, whether it is in the form of chronic therapy delivered on an outpatient basis or acute therapy provided during an inpatient hospitalization.
Today the Mount Sinai Kidney Center is dedicated to improving the dialysis experience and long-term health of patients with end-stage renal disease. With an ever-expanding range of treatment options, our goal is to deliver dialysis therapy as effectively as possible, allowing our patients the freedom and independence to enjoy the best possible quality of life.