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Peritoneal Dialysis

What is Peritoneal Dialysis?

Peritoneal Dialysis is a medical procedure to remove fluid and waste product from the blood using patients’ own peritoneum.

The peritoneal cavity lies within lower abdominal (tummy) around the belly button.

Patients are required to have a Tenckhoff catheter to
undergo this treatment which can be done through a minor procedure.

How is Peritoneal Dialysis done?

  • PD is a home-based dialysis treatment.
  • There are two types of peritoneal dialysis:

  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
    • Fluid changing 4 times a day, every day.

  • Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)
    • Using PD machine.
    • Perform at night, 8 hours per day.

Care and Treatment

  • Personalised care by our dedicated PD team.
  • Regular review by our Nephrologists
  • Availability of 24hours emergency support
  • Dedicated Renal certified nurses
  • Patient will be adequately trained prior to starting treatment home.
  • Home visit