Here is Where You Can Buy A Duette Catheter

Duette Catheter

The Duette™ catheter

I’ve been writing about the logical replacement for the Foley catheter, which is 76 year old tech, and by its very design causes damage to the interior of the bladder. That logical replacement is called the Duette™ catheter, by Poiesis Medical. See The Duette – A Better Catheter Than The Foley, and Duette Catheter Kit Video Presentation for more on why the Duette is better.

It may be some time before the established medical supply system carries the Duette as standard in hospitals. But if you are a patient living with a long-term indwelling catheter, you may be able to use the Duette right now.

First, I would recommend asking your urologist/GP/nurse about replacing your Foley with the Duette. It MAY be that if you show up with your own Duette kit, they will agree to use it instead of the Foley for your next catheter change.

But if you are one of the many patients who routinely change their own Foley catheters every month, you can order a Duette direct with the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Then the next time you get ready to change out your catheter, set up your kit and area as you normally would with a Foley. The ONLY difference in procedure is that you inflate two balloons with saline rather than just the one on the Foley. That’s it!

One you have the Duette in, you’ll likely never experience the discomfort of your bladder wall being sucked against and into the drainage holes of your catheter, which for me is one of the major sources of trauma and pain in the bladder. Likewise, you will experience a huge reduction in pokes to your bladder wall, which the tip of a Foley is regularly doing to you, especially if you are at least partially mobile.

All that translates into less pain, reduced risk of UTI, and overall a safer and more comfortable experience.

Prices are:

$16.50 for the single catheter

$25 for the kit

Plus $4.95 shipping per order.

If you would like to order a Duette kit, here is the contact information:

Call toll free – 866-684-2507 (US)
Call direct – (813) 503-3669
E-mail Julio Valdivia at Juliov@ally247.com

Comments

  1. Frances Ward says

    l have a supra pubic catheter – had it 20yrs now. l would like to try a Duette twin-ballooned catheter as l experience a lot of pain from spasms because the catheter l use gets adhered to the bladder wall. l live in the UK – and my provider said they have never heard of the Duette.

    ls it possible to get the Duette in the UK?

    Many thanks.

  2. Naomi says

    Hi,

    I am an able body female with a not working bladder, for 12 mths i have being looking for a catheter, that doesnt feel like sandpaper on my bladder, one that doesnt leave ulsers and in pain.

    the Duette sounds amazing and i would love to try it. my home nurse will try anything that will help, they are also wanting to pass on any information that can help other clients.

    I am going to email now so fingers crossed

    Valora

    • Ken Theriot says

      Valora – I would be very interested to hear how that goes. Good luck. I hope you get relief from the pain!!

      Cheers,

      Ken

  3. Gail says

    The Duette catheter is the best and I have the living proof to say that. I have a neurogenic bladder that works sometimes but not others on top of that I have a major problem with fluid retention. When I would wear the old foleys I would have urine that looked like blood and always had pain in my bladder. After i went to a specialist in Tampa he switched me to the duette now I have no more pain and no more blood. My only problem is why can’t we find it in more hospitals and medical supply stores. I hope that one day soon more urologist and doctors start to see the difference it makes for those of us who have to wear a foley.

    • Ken Theriot says

      Thanks Gail! That’s fantastic. I envy you:). I sooo wanted to have one when I was going through my ordeal. I have a friend whose father is going to get one for the next change. And I’ll hopefully get more feedback from them when he does.

      Thanks for the information! I’m so glad it’s working well for you.

      Cheers!

      Ken

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