We know you have questions about dialysis access. That’s why our board certified vascular surgeons took the time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we hear at our practice.
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the irreversible loss of kidney function. The two most common causes are hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes. The treatment for ESRD is either kidney transplantation, or dialysis and can be done through the bloodstream (hemodialysis). As vascular surgeons, we are asked by kidney doctors (nephrologists) to provide the means (access) by which dialysis can be accomplished.