Dialysis Access is a treatment option for patients whose kidneys have failed, when a patient’s kidneys fail, venous access, or access to the blood system, must be introduced and sustained for dialysis treatments. that can help remove these waste products and excess fluids from the body when the kidneys are not functioning properly. During dialysis, blood is removed from the body through a catheter or a vascular access point, such as an AV fistula or graft. The blood is then filtered through a special machine that removes waste products and excess fluids, and the cleaned blood is returned to the body.
There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis is the most common type and involves using a machine to filter the blood outside the body. Peritoneal dialysis, on the other hand, uses the patient’s own peritoneal membrane to filter the blood.
It is important for patients to work closely with our medical team to determine the best type of access for their individual needs. Regular monitoring and maintenance of the access site are also crucial to ensure its long-term success. This includes regular cleaning, monitoring for signs of infection, and checking for blood flow.
Our Dialysis Access Treatments Offered Are Listed Below:
- Fistula and Graft Evaluation Treatment
- Angioplasty and Stenting
- Vein Mapping
- Placement and Exchange of Dialysis Catheters
- PD Catheters
- Thrombolysis / Thrombectomy