Please contact Ochsner Kidney Care at 504-290-8210 for more information or to schedule a tour of our new location.
Your kidney health is a priority. The Ochsner nephrology team provides complete and compassionate care to better serve patients in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the kidneys. Ochsner Kidney Care, a partnership between Ochsner Clinic Foundation and National Renal Care, now offers those living with end-stage kidney disease more convenient care and dialysis services.
Why Choose Ochsner Kidney Care - Metairie?
Our newly opened Metairie facility provides comprehensive care at a convenient location in Jefferson Parish. The Ochsner nephrology department is recognized both nationally and worldwide. We provide specialized care for all our patients using state-of-the-art medical equipment and are focused on providing you with a comfortable, timely, safe and effective dialysis treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 504-290-8210.
Ochsner Kidney Care – Metairie is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Meet Our Medical Director
Ochsner Kidney Care – Metairie treats a variety of kidney disorders including:
- Chronic kidney disease
- End-stage kidney disease
- Essential and secondary hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Glomerular disease and glomerulonephritis
- Acute kidney injury
- Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones)
- Electrolyte disorders (disorders of water, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus)
- Acid-base disturbances
Ochsner Kidney Care – Metairie is an outpatient dialysis facility offering in-center hemodialysis.
This treatment is a method of removing waste products and extra fluid that builds up when the kidneys are no longer able to remove them. To perform hemodialysis, it is necessary to filter your blood through an artificial kidney, which is attached to a machine. A very small amount of blood is removed and returned to one of your veins, which has been surgically adapted for this procedure. Routine hemodialysis treatments are conducted at outpatient dialysis facilities chosen by you and your nephrology team. A dedicated team of certified dialysis technicians and nurses will provide and manage your dialysis treatments while at the dialysis facility under the direction of the nephrologist.
What can you expect at your appointment?
You can count on Ochsner Kidney Care staff for clinical expertise and compassionate patient care. During your appointments, you can expect one-on-one personal attention in a supportive and safe environment. Ochsner Kidney Care will ensure close communication and shared information between your dialysis treatment team and your other care teams with Ochsner Medical Center.
You will check in at reception at your assigned appointment time. A staff member will prepare you for treatment by carefully cleaning the access site and taking your blood pressure and vital signs.
At the beginning of your dialysis treatment, you will be connected to the machine using your dialysis access site. Your treatment time will be determined by your doctor, and during that time you will be monitored by our experienced staff members.
When treatment begins, you’ll rest comfortably in one of our heated massage chairs and may engage in any activity that is accommodated while in the chair.
When your treatment is finished, a staff member will disconnect you from the machine, and you will be ready to go about your day.