Session 4


  • Consider how performing percutaneous PD catheter insertion offers unique benefits to the patient and surgeon.
  • Identify limitations and potential solutions to surgical options, and visualization during a percutaneous procedure.
  • Explore percutaneous technique outcomes, including results from two studies evaluating the percutaneous PD catheter insertion method.

Session length: 5 minutes

Note: This session is a portion of a discussion on PD percutaneous insertion techniques, urgent start and acute PD. See the full 1-hour video from Dr. Chan.

Micah Chan, M.D.

“I feel that the rates of peritoneal dialysis are increasing. The new NKF-KDOQI guidelines came out really pushing for peritoneal dialysis, i.e., home dialysis, and the training incentive that CMS has placed on it. One of the big ways to increase peritoneal dialysis is for interventionalists to do it [catheter insertion]. Many colleagues and people that I know across the country are asking about training and placing PD catheters, because nephrologists are referring more and more to interventional radiology.“

Professor of Medicine, Clinical Chief, Director of Interventional Nephrology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

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