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Dialysis Access

Dialysis Access Overview

Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement, also known as dialysis access, is a curled piece of flexible tubing that is placed into a section of your abdomen. The abdomen lining acts as a kidney (like a filter) to remove waste products from your blood. This treatment can be done at home, work, or even while traveling.

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How long does this procedure take?

The procedure itself take about half an hour. Preoperative tasks and anesthesia may take a couple of hours.

Benefits of dialysis access

Benefits of dialysis access include a less restricted diet, more flexibility and lifestyle independence, and longer residual kidney function when compared to hemodialysis.

Is the procedure painful?

Only a few tiny incisions are necessary for the placement of the tubing. Most patients use a light over-the-counter pain reliever such as Acetaminophen for a few days to help with the soreness.

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