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Operating Room Experience for non-Surgical Providers


Dr. Peter Kennealey (far left) and Lindsay Dyer-Kindy, PA-C (far right) with visiting providers Dr. Hameed Oguntade, MBBS, MWACP, and Christianah Obayori, RN, of Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Dialysis Access involves the commitment of many team members ranging from dialysis nurses to nephrologists to surgeons, all working together to provide the best care to patients facing the need for dialysis. We offer an operating experience open to any interested clinician or administrator who would like to expand their expertise when it comes to dialysis access surgery. Participants are invited to spend time in the operating room during dialysis access procedures, allowing direct observation of the entire surgical procedure and one-on-one teaching from our team. Operations performed include:

  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Revision
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Creation
  • Arteriovenous Graft Placement
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Revision
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Banding

Our program has welcomed physicians, nurses, techs/aids, and administrators both internationally and locally and has been recognized by the dialysis community as an engaging and effective mode of increasing the surgical acumen of the entire dialysis access team. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us:

Founder: Peter Kennealey, MD, FACS

Director: Lindsay Dyer-Kindy, PA-C (lindsay.dyer-kindy@ucdenver.edu)


Feedback from recent participants

“I have a better understanding of cannulating a fistula now and am better able to educate techs/PCTs who struggle.”

“I wish I did this 20 years ago when I started as a dialysis RN.”

“It is so helpful to see the anatomy in person [with regard to] PD catheter placement.”