Insuffisance Rénale

Insertion of the catheter

The Hospital Stay

The insertion of the peritoneal dialysis catheter takes about one hour. Before returning to your room, you will spend a few hours in the recovery room.

You will be lying down for 24 hours in order to prevent the catheter from moving. A control abdominal X-ray shall be then taken. The hospital stay will last from 48h to 72h.

It takes two weeks for the catheter to heal before being able to use it. Then you may commence the treatment.


The Centre is open Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 7:30 pm. Groups are organized according to the wishes of patients and the department’s capabilities.

  • Group 1: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the morning
  • Group 2: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the afternoon
  • Group 3: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the morning
  • Group 4: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the afternoon

In each of these groups, in order to offer you optimum medical care, a time of arrival schedule will be provided to you.

Treatment for Renal Insufficiency

centre de dyaliseOur doctor has prescribed dialysis which is a substitution treatment, that is to say a treatment replacing the kidneys’ usual function. For each and every one of you, the beginning of a dialysis treatment is a significant life change.

Our goal is to facilitate communication with you to ensure a quality treatment, as well as a life as balanced as possible.

The peritoneal dialysis


Peritoneal dialysis is a method that uses the peritoneum (abdominal membrane) as a filter to clean the blood of toxic substances.

Method and objective

A fluid called dialysate is introduced, through a catheter, into the abdominal cavity in order to rebalance the blood plasma. Its components prompt the elimination of excess water and toxic substances produced by the body.

Self-treatment at home

The benefit for the patient is that he/she is independent and remains at home. As a first step, you learn the method at the hospital.

Two methods

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (manual exchange) or CAPD

CAPD is a method that requires 4 to 5 exchanges of dialysate bags per day, in accordance with doctor’s instructions. Each bag exchange takes about 30 minutes.

In a first stage, you let the liquid full of toxic substances and excess water go through the catheter out of your abdominal cavity in an empty bag. Then, you fill again the abdominal cavity with dialysate coming from a preheated bag. This liquid will remain in your abdomen until the following bag exchange.