Various laparoscopic techniques have been described for the insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters. However, most use 3 to 4 ports, thus multiplying the potential risk for abdominal wall complications (hemorrhage, hernia, leaking). With the technique presented herein a Tenckhoff catheter is plac...ed laparoscopically, using just 1 port, in 13 consecutive patients with end-stage renal failure. The catheter is fixed in the abdominal cavity with no additional ports for this purpose. The simplicity and the rapidity of the method justifies serious consideration for its use as the standard Tenckhoff catheter placement.