Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis is procedure designed to clean your blood removing waste and any extra salt that may be present in your blood flow helping to control your blood pressure.

The process of peritoneal dialysis takes place inside the body using the natural lining of the abdomen called the peritoneum. The peritoneum has two layers and acts as the dialysis membrane. This membrane has large numbers of small blood vessels running through it and various size holes called pores. 

In Peritoneal dialysis, dialysis fluid is infused in to the abdominal cavity (peritoneal cavity) through a catheter placed in the abdomen.  When the dialysis fluid is held in the abdomen for a period of time (dwell time) it draws out toxins from the blood stream as well as excess water your body may have.​





At the Royal Free Hospital we have an international reputation for the provision of world-class dialysis services. Our unit is committed to providing the highest standards of care within our inpatient and outpatient facilities. We have 7 dialysis stations (5 in regular use and 2 additional ones)

Patients can benefit from an environment that is:
  • Clean
  • Modern
  • Safe
  • Has friendly, expert staff
  • Conveniently located




For more information or to book an appointment to see a specialist, please contact our dedicated enquiries team who are available Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm on 020 7317 7751 or email                                               

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