Questions About PD
I do not have any personal experience with PD patients who have had bariatric surgery, and the literature is very limited. There are a few reported cases of bariatric surgery in patients on PD (Valle et al, Advances in PD 2012; Imam et al, PDI 2013). Based on these reports, with cautious resumption of low volume PD, there were no instances of leaks. The larger series of 5 patients did report bloody effluent in all patients, which cleared within a few days. There were no peritonitis episodes reported. There was also no mention of untrafiltration issues in any of the patients after the procedure.