Kidney Care & Dialysis

Specialty care, close to home


In November 2017, Nantucket Cottage Hospital welcomed Dr. John D’Avella to the medical staff. A distinguished physician with more than 30 years experience, Dr. D’Avella has an extensive background in nephrology and dialysis. He provides nephrology consults in NCH’s medical/surgical unit and in the emergency department, and accepts referrals for patients with kidney issues, difficult to manage hypertension, diabetes, and kidney stones.

For patients with end stage renal disease, the symptoms are difficult enough without the hardship of traveling off-island for care. NCH offers outpatient Hemodialysis to both permanent residents and island visitors. Our on-site location makes it safe and convenient for those suffering with end stage renal disease to access the care they need, close to home, and with the advantage of all the services and security of a hospital setting. Our dialysis nurses are trained and certified to administer outpatient Hemodialysis.

Our Hemodialysis Unit is proud to offer the following services:

  • Outpatient Hemodialysis therapy for end stage renal disease
  • Monthly visits with a Nephrologist
  • Nutrition consultations with a certified dietician
  • Treatments available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends as necessary
  • Care for transient patients, who will be received according to availability of a time slot and advanced notice

Please note your referring physician’s office or care manager is responsible for obtaining insurance pre-authorization for you as a patient.

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