- Illustrations and operative photographs are used in each chapter to help describe surgical techniques
- There will be step by step instructions of laparoscopic insertion techniques to help the reader perform them correctly
- The book will educate surgeons on the best practices to evaluate and treat catheter dysfunction
This book aims to educate general and vascular surgeons on all pertinent aspects of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Most surgeons get very little training in residency on this topic, and the use of PD is growing around the world. Much of the book will focus on implantationtechniques, especially laparoscopic insertions. The authors will describe the known adjunct procedures that have been shown to decrease dysfunction rates. The aim is to provide greater patient autonomy, a better quality of life, preservation of residual renal functionand a higher survival advantage.
Stephen P. Haggerty, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Department of Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine