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Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Renal Services - Vascular and PD Access Program

St. Michael’s is recognized as a Centre of Practice by the Ontario Renal Network for Dialysis Body Access.

We are accepting referrals for pre-dialysis, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients requiring access creation or revision.

Our peritoneal dialysis (PD) services include: Our body access services include:             
  • Surgical assessment for PD catheter insertion (embedded and non-embedded), revision/repositioning and removal
  • Laparoscopic PD catheter insertion both embedded or non-embedded
  • Advanced laparoscopic procedures:  Omentopexy, Adhesiolysis, Umbilical hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic revision of existing problematic PD catheter
  • Comprehensive follow-up care and interventions related to catheter function
  • Standard arteriovenous fistula creation and arteriovenous graft insertion
  • Difficult upper and lower extremity access creations
  • Insertions of HeRO, Omniflow II biosynthetic, early cannulatable grafts, T-Grafts and standard PTFE grafts
  • Liposuction for superficialization of accesses
  • RUDI/DRIL procedures for steal syndrome
  • Comprehensive follow-up care and interventions related to access function

To refer, please complete a copy of the fillable PDF referral form and email it to or print the completed form and fax it to (416) 864-5609.

Our clinics are located at St. Michael’s Hospital, on the corner of Queen St. E. and Victoria St. in downtown Toronto (view a map).

Questions?  Please contact our PD access coordinator at: 416-864-6060 ext. 5794, or our vascular access coordinator at: 416-864-6060 ext. 5228, or email them both at