4 doctors weighed in:

When can I expect my peritoneal dialysis catheter be removed?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: When infection occur

Peritoneal catheter can serve for long years unless a resistant infection develops or open abdominal surgery is needed.

In brief: When infection occur

Peritoneal catheter can serve for long years unless a resistant infection develops or open abdominal surgery is needed.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Thank
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Removing PD Catheter

When you no longer need.
You no longer need it because your renal function has improved, you are being changed to hemodialysis, or you are getting staged to get a kidney transplant.

In brief: Removing PD Catheter

When you no longer need.
You no longer need it because your renal function has improved, you are being changed to hemodialysis, or you are getting staged to get a kidney transplant.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
14 years in practice
386K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors