The Dialysis Center provides dialysis treatments, testing services, support
and education six days per week to meet the medical, financial, and social
service needs of patients using hemodialysis and their families.
Hemodialysis helps keep patients in kidney failure in reasonable health.
Patients with kidney failure must remain on hemodialysis permanently,
unless they switch to peritoneal dialysis or receive a kidney transplant.
Patients receive outpatient dialysis treatment three days per week in the
Dialysis Center. The Campbell County Health Dialysis Center also treats
inpatients who need dialysis therapy.
Dialysis staff work under the direction of a Medical Director Dr.
Eric Sawyers, a Nephrologist, a doctor who specializes in kidney disease.
Now offering LDL apheresis
LDL apheresis is a medical procedure that removes LDL (so called "bad")
cholesterol from the blood of patients who have a genetic condition that
can't be controlled with diet, exercise or medication. A machine with
special filters are used to remove the LDL cholesterol from the patient's
blood and then it is returned to them, using needles that are placed in
each arm. Sometimes the patient may have a shunt surgically placed in
their arm for this treatment. LDL apheresis is a life-long therapy that
is required every two weeks, and a typical procedure lasts about two hours.
The arrival of
Dr. Thomas Repas, a specialist in treating high cholesterol with Campbell County Medical Group
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism clinic, enabled Campbell County Health (CCH) to treat patients with this
specialized therapy. Apheresis treatment is performed in the CCH Dialysis
unit because dialysis treatment is similar to apheresis, and staff have
received training on the supplies and equipment.
Find the Dialysis Center at:
Location: Campbell County Memorial Hospital, 501 S. Burma Avenue, First
Floor, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 -- Past Health and Information Services
Supervisor: Lori Hoesing, RN, CND