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Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

Luciano Fiszer, MD, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Miami-based board-certified general surgeon specializing in hernia surgery.

With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Luciano Fiszer, MD and the caring staff at Elite Surgical Miami are dedicated to improving the quality of life that our patients enjoy. We embrace the use of technology that allows us to care for our clients in a minimally invasive way, which is why we’re pleased to offer peritoneal dialysis catheters.
We know the struggles that patients face when they’re dealing with dialysis. You may have to go out of your way and visit a dialysis center several times a week. Your time could be better spent, and when you turn to us for your new peritoneal dialysis catheter, you can get your freedom and independence back.

Anyone who is dealing with renal problems or kidney failure is a candidate for a peritoneal dialysis catheter. When the human body struggles to get rid of waste, dialysis is often recommended. Implanting the catheter surgically is one option that can address this health problem without the need to visit a dialysis center.

About Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters
Peritoneal dialysis catheters were first used for patients with renal disease in 1959. Less than ten years later, in 1968, Henry Tenckhoff developed a catheter that could be implanted surgically. It offered several advantages over traditional catheters, so it quickly became a preferred method by some physicians.

Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters
There are several distinct advantages to using a peritoneal dialysis catheter. First and foremost, they’re simpler to use. Once the catheter has been implanted, which can be done in a minimally invasive fashion, the patient can enjoy more mobility and enhanced independence. Clinically, patients with a peritoneal dialysis catheter experience better renal functioning.

An increased risk of peritonitis is a chief disadvantage of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Peritonitis occurs when the layer of tissue in the abdomen, which is between the chest and pelvis, becomes inflamed. Patients who are undergoing dialysis can take several precautions to prevent peritonitis. Proper hygiene is essential, before, during, and after dialysis.

Peritonitis Signs
If you’re concerned about peritonitis, there are several things to bear in mind. You may notice belly pain, especially in the area where you have your catheter, or you may see that your dialysis fluid is milky or has white flecks inside. Because peritonitis is a bacterial infection, you may notice that you have a fever. The good news is that by thoroughly washing your hands and the area around the catheter, you can address the root causes and minimize the potential of an infection.

Catheter Placement
Physicians use two main methods to insert the catheter. It can be done laparoscopically, with the aid of a camera, or it can be done in a traditional surgical method.

Laparoscopic Surgery
This procedure is minimally invasive and can usually be completed in an hour. Your physician will use a camera during the surgery to minimize any damage. After surgery, the catheter will be ready for use the next day.

Preparing for Surgery
If you feel that a peritoneal dialysis catheter is right for you, there are several things you should do to prepare for surgery. The night before your surgery, you should refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight. Make sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders and instructions and it’s a good idea to have a friend or family member come with you the day of the procedure.

Easy Dialysis
After the peritoneal dialysis catheter has been surgically inserted, dialysis is easy. It can be performed either at night or during the day. You won’t have to visit a dialysis center on a weekly basis because the catheter does the work for you.

Using a Cycler
During the evening, you can use a machine that is called a “cycler.” The cycler is completely portable and can be taken on an airplane. Supplies are easy to procure, and they can be shipped to nearly destination.

If you’re living with kidney disease or renal problems, you may want to consider the benefits of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. They can be easily implanted, and you can free up some of your time. Additionally, you won’t need to feel like you’re a slave to a dialysis machine. Before you decide whether the catheter is your best option, you may want to schedule an appointment with the caring staff at Elite Surgical Miami. We’ve been helping our clients enjoy a better quality of life for more than a decade.

Dr. Luciano Fiszer, MD is a board-certified professional who takes pride in helping his clients. He embraces the use of technology that allows him to conduct minimally invasive surgeries, and implanting a peritoneal dialysis catheter is an easy procedure that can be completed in the comforts of his office. To schedule your consultation, feel free to reach out at your convenience. The staff would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the procedure.

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Call Elite Surgical Miami at 786-310-2283 for a consultation
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    "I had the gastric sleeve with Dr. Fiszer a few weeks ago and it was the best experience I could have hoped for. He was caring and attentive to all my questions, offered information when there were things I didn't ask that I would need to know and the procedure itself was so so much better to recover from than I could have hoped for. I would (and will) highly recommend him to anyone and everyone that is looking for a surgeon. He also did an endoscopy on me a few months earlier and I had an equally good experience for that procedure. A+++ in my book!"

    - Alejandra Martin, Patient

    "Dr Fiszer and his staff are wonderful. He is a very knowledgeable, kind, caring, and concerned physician. He answered all of my questions and even answered questions I did not know I had. I was very hesitant about having any type of bariatric surgery. Dr. Fiszer helped me choose which procedure was best for me and when I decide on the gastric sleeve I felt well informed and comfortable with my decision. I would highly recommend him to anyone without reservation."

    - Kristin Volz, Patient

    "Dr. Fiszer is an amazing doctor. His bedside manner is impeccable and his desire to make you feel safe is one of the main reason I will always seek him out for any future surgery. His medical expertise is next to none. Dr. Fiszer performed emergency surgery on my husband for an abscess last weekend and his treatment, compassion, love for his work and respect for his patients is the highest I’ve ever seen. I loved his treatment, courtesy and overall desire to help. God bless you Doc! You ROCK!!!"

    - Yoli Ferreiro, Patient

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    Dr. Fiszer performs these procedures using the most advanced surgical technologies.

    Dr. Luciano Fiszer, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric /weight-loss surgery and surgical procedures of the digestive tract. Dr. Fiszer has been in medical practice for over 10 years, providing expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery.

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