How long do dialysis access procedures typically take? [Dr. Spinowitz]

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:

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