Dialysis is a form of treatment for people living with kidney disease. Unfortunately it does not cure kidney disease or fully replace proper kidney function. It is a procedure that artificially removes waste and excess water from the blood. This procedure helps the body to function normally. There are two types of dialysis that are used to treat end-stage renal disease. The two types of dialysis are peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, which will be discussed in the next section.