Flatlands Medical Associates offers quality dialysis access management services for the renal patient population, including vein mapping, central venous catheter placement, and arteriovenous fistula creation. Our Educational Resources section contains more information about dialysis accesses, including symptoms of malfunctions.
Vein mapping is an imaging test used to assess which veins would be suitable for placement of a dialysis access.
Central venous catheters are one type of dialysis access. A catheter is a long, thin, flexible tube. There are several different kinds of central venous catheters available. Your physician will determine whether central venous catheter placement is appropriate for you.
An arteriovenous fistula is formed by an artificial connection between an artery and a vein, which upon maturation makes dialysis easier. It has lower rates of infection and clot formation than other types of dialysis accesses. However, not every patient is a good candidate for an arteriovenous fistula. Your physician will determine whether an arteriovenous fistula is appropriate for you.
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