Makiminato Chuo Hospital
Makiminato Chuo Hospital
TEL: 098-877-0575 (24-HR JPN)
TEL: 098-878-8630 (ENG)

Vascular Access Center

What are the Center’s hours?

Vascular Access Centers follows the same outpatient schedule, but it is also available for emergency.

What treatments does the Center offer?

Shunt PTA

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.

AV Fistula/Graft Construction

Shunt construction, whether new construction or reconstruction of fistula, graft, or subcutaneously-fixed superficial shunt, does not usually require hospitalization.

Placement of Catheter

For dialysis patients with difficulty in fistula access have the option of a permanent catheter.

Shunt Declotting

Occluded fistula is treated with thrombectomy and PTA procedures.