Clinical Procedures

Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Care


In addition to hemodialysis, there is a second type of dialysis available to patients called “peritoneal dialysis.” Instead of having a fistula, graft or central venous catheter, some people choose to use a peritoneal dialysis catheter, or “PD catheter” for their dialysis treatments. PD catheter placement is an outpatient procedure, and just one of many dialysis access procedures performed at many of our centers.

Our peritoneal catheter services include:

  • Insertions (initial placement)
  • Repositioning
  • Removals

To learn more about the advantages of peritoneal dialysis, please visit www.davita.com