Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
Peritoneal dialysis uses the body's own peritoneum to filter waste and fluid from your blood into the dialysis solution. It requires a soft flexible tube called a peritoneal dialysis catheter to be placed in your abdomen. The therapy can be done manually throughout the day or at night while you sleep through a small machine. Training is required by a peritoneal dialysis nurse so that you can do this type of dialysis at home. After you are trained you return to the clinic once or twice a month for follow up. Trained personnel are on call to help you 24 hours a day.