DIALYSIS ACCESS MANAGEMENT
Dialysis is a process by which waste products, excess water, and more are removed from the bloodstream of patients who suffer from kidney problems or failure. For patients who require it, dialysis treatment can be crucial to their health and well-being. Dialysis is managed by nephrologists (kidney doctors).
Vascular surgeons are integral in creating access for dialysis, as well as managing that access. At Vascular Surgical Associates, we monitor dialysis accesses regularly with ultrasound to help maintain the adequacy of the access. Early detection of problems along with quick intervention can prolong the life of the AV-graft or AV-fistula. We can also place catheters directly into veins for patients who require immediate dialysis.
To learn more about the dialysis access management services provided at Vascular Surgical Associates, please schedule an appointment with us today.