- January 14, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: Dialysis Access Management Video, Video Library
Q: How long do dialysis access procedures typically take?
A: For a catheter insertion or exchange procedure, the patient’s time in the procedure is approximately 10-20 minutes. There is a pre-op time, a prep time, and a post-op time, but the actual procedure time is approximately 10-20 minutes. If it’s a more in-depth maturation or thrombectomy procedure of a fistula or a graft, the procedure time can be approximately 30-60 minutes. If the patient presents for maintenance of the fistula or graft and will require angioplasty or stent placement, the procedure time can take typically anywhere between 15-20 minutes.
More videos from the interview with Dr. Spinowitz of the Queens Endovascular Center as he explains the different modes of Dialysis Access Management:
- How to decide which mode of dialysis is right for you?
- How do you prepare for dialysis access management? Is there anything you need to do prior to the procedure?
- What should you expect after the procedure?
- How does a dialysis catheter placement procedure work?