Research

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Seven Oaks Nephrologist Dr. Sean Armstrong has perfected a technique called bedside catheter insertion that can be done on short notice under local anesthetic instead of waiting for an Operating Room and surgeon.

Now more patients can perform Peritoneal Dialysis for themselves at home and avoid becoming dependent on in-centre dialysis. Dr. Armstrong has used the same technique for cirrhosis and cancer patients so they can relieve excess fluid from their own abdomen at home, rather than repeatedly attending Emergency Departments or clinics to have the fluid drained. Dr. Armstrong is in demand internationally and frequently travels to other countries to teach physicians how to insert catheters at the bedside.

Research Division · Seven Oaks Chronic Disease Innovation Centre
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