Surgeon Questions

Hello Dr.

So, I had a followup with my nephr today and my lab values dropped again from a GFR 10 to 6 and creatinine went from a 6 to 9.
He wants to schedule me immediately for surgery to have my PD catheter implanted. Im wodering what questions need to be asked of the surgeon? I have been trying to research PD online to know what to expect, but now the day is here. Your input is greatly appreciated.


Hi Jeff,

Dr. Agar is on vacation right now (he posted about it), and may not be checking email. In the meantime, you might want to check out our article about PD Catheter Placement: What to Expect. You can find this–and all of our other original articles–here: We also have a PD nurse you can ask questions of, here: Looks like you already found the patient boards. :slight_smile:

If you haven’t registered for our FREE webinar on how to set up your home for dialysis (PD or home HD), it’s tonight. Check it out in this thread:!.