The Y-TEC® system enables you to significantly improve catheter longevity, reduce catheter problems, lower costs, and increase patient acceptance of peritoneal dialysis.
The Y-TEC® System for implantation of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters is a well-established procedure. Since 1983, over 28 articles have been published in peer-review journals or at international conferences.
The Y-TEC® System itself is composed of reusable instruments (2.2 mm diameter endoscope, fiberoptic light guide, sterilization tray, and a fiberoptic light source) and a choice of two disposable catheter implantation pacs.
The Y-TEC® procedure is a system of instruments and disposables to enable the interventional nephrologist to implant peritoneal dialysis catheters easily, accurately, and with a very high degree of confidence and success. The specially designed 2.2mm diameter Y-TEC® scope enables the nephrologist to enter the peritoneum with minimal trauma and discomfort to the patient. Also included is a fiberoptic light guide to transmit light through the scope into the abdomen, a sterilization tray in which to sterilize the scope and light guide, and a fiberoptic light source.
The Y-TEC® system of catheter implantation has shown that “...peritoneoscopic placement of the Tenckhoff (catheter) is fast, safe and a cost effective method of catheter placement that yields excellent results...” and with “...little perioperative mobility, immediate availability for use without leakage or outflow obstruction and remarkably reduced incidence of tunnel infection.”