Clinical Procedures

Dialysis Access Care

Early detection and timely resolution of access dysfunction are critical to access preservation. Timely resolution leads to fewer missed dialysis treatments and a lower frequency of hospitalization.

The most common dialysis access problem is the narrowing of the access or the blood vessel attached to it. This narrowing, called “stenosis,” can lead to clotting of the access. If this happens, dialysis treatments will not be effective and the access may eventually stop flowing.

The following procedures are performed in our centers in support of optimum dialysis access health:

  • Vessel mapping
  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty
  • Thrombectomy (declot)
  • Endovascular stent placement
  • Aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm repair
  • Accessory vein embolization/ligation
  • Hemodialysis catheter insertion, exchange, removal and repair