Vascular Access Centers follows the same outpatient schedule, but it is also available for emergency.
Shunt stenosis is treated with a catheter (balloon treatment) under sonography. The procedure does not involve the use of contrast media or fluoroscopy. Local anesthesia is administered under sonography, and patient feels very little pain. The procedure takes about 1 hour to complete, you can go home a couple hours afterward.
Shunt construction, whether new construction or reconstruction of fistula, graft, or subcutaneously-fixed superficial shunt, does not usually require hospitalization.
For dialysis patients with difficulty in fistula access have the option of a permanent catheter.
Occluded fistula is treated with thrombectomy and PTA procedures.