We understand that we are one player, in a team of people, working hard for a patient’s best outcome with dialysis care. Providing long term dialysis access options, while minimizing complications and inconvenience, is a role that we take seriously. We exercise great effort and attention to detail in pursuit of achieving the best outcomes possible.
Dr. Ghanami works directly with patients in preparation for dialysis access surgery.We regularly utilize ultrasound exams, x-rays, or venograms to determine the most appropriate intervention for a particular patient. Our preferred method for hemodialysis is a fistula in the patient’s non dominant arm, however, other means for access may be recommended.
We will continue to see the patient after surgery until the access is suitable for use. Once a fistula or graft is “mature”, the dialysis center will monitor the access and contact us if there are any concerns.