Dialysis access is the insertion and maintenance of dialysis catheters, as well as declotting and angioplasty/stenting of arm fistulas and grafts used for dialysis.
This procedure may be done in our office based endovascular lab, or at the hospital. The location is at the discretion of the physician and patient based on each individual's needs.
DAY OF YOUR TEST:
1. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before.
2. Bring all medications with you.
3. Individual medications you should take the morning of the procedure will be discussed when your procedure is scheduled.
4. You must have someone accompany you for this procedure as you will not be allowed to drive for 24hrs.
You will be required to stay 2-3 hours after your procedure.