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Dialysis Access

About Dialysis Access

During hemodialysis (or “dialysis,”) a machine acts as an artificial kidney removing the impurities from the blood. Frequent access to the veins is needed to perform hemodialysis. Dialysis access provides the necessary entranceway into the bloodstream for a patient’s regular dialysis treatments. Dr. Golan performs two types of procedures to provide access portals for dialysis – depending on the patient’s individual medical condition:

1 – Fistula – Dr. Golan joins an artery to a vein.
2 – Graft – Dr. Golan inserts a flexible mesh tube under the skin to connect an artery to a vein.

Dr. Golan performs nearly 100 dialysis access procedures a year.