Patient Videos

Lives transformed by Home Hemodialysis

These patients have given NxStage permission to share their experiences with more frequent home therapy using the NxStage System One™. Please note that the experiences and results reported by these patients will not necessarily be experienced by another patient. All patients differ and their experiences and results will vary. Training and treatment requirements reported by these patients are determined by their clinic. Your experiences and clinic requirements may differ. Patients on NxStage typically are prescribed to perform treatments 5 to 6 days per week at 2.5 to 3 hours per treatment.

Despite the health benefits that more frequent home hemodialysis may provide to those with chronic kidney disease, this form of therapy is not for everyone. The reported benefits of home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. Certain risks are unique to the home. Treatments at home are done without the presence of medical personnel and on-site technical support. Patients and their partners must be trained on what to do and how to get medical or technical help if needed.

To learn more about the responsibilities and risks of more frequent home hemodialysis, please click here, and talk to your doctor to see if more frequent home hemodialysis with NxStage is right for you.

Taking responsibility for your health and wellbeing can mean different things to different people. In this video, five patients who are doing daily home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One share their stories and the benefits they have experienced. It also showcases three nephrologists who have witnessed these benefits in their patients.

At an American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Annual Convention, NxStage user Brian Hess spoke with Harvey Wells to share his experiences of transitioning from peritoneal dialysis (PD) to more frequent home hemodialysis.

Part One: Vanessa's Journey
Wife, mother, and experienced NxStage user, Vanessa, recently sat down with NxStage CEO and Founder Jeff Burbank to discuss her life and her journey with kidney disease.

Part Two: Vanessa's Advice for Dialysis Patients
Wife, mother, and experienced NxStage user, Vanessa, recently sat down with NxStage CEO and Founder Jeff Burbank to share her experiences and advice for other patients.

Patient advocate Jim Smith travels extensively with the NxStage System One and shares his experiences with other dialysis patients along the way. Jim recently visited NxStage Medical and spent some time with NxStage CEO and founder, Jeffrey Burbank.