When a patient with kidney failure needs dialysis, there are many factors to consider before choosing and creating the optimal access.
Both the arterial and venous systems are critical in creating a reliable and durable access. Over time, hemodialysis access often requires revision or repair. This process is best done with a combination of open surgery and percutaneous techniques. When properly created and maintained, dialysis access ensures that the dialysis patient can receive treatment easily, predictably, and with minimal discomfort.