Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula Creation
An arteriovenous fistula is a surgical creation between an artery and vein used for hemodialysis. Historically this procedure has been performed in a surgical suite under general anesthesia by a surgeon. This method of arteriovenous (AV) fistula creation comes with a variety of complications including the risks of surgery and a high rate of fistula failure, with some reports suggesting up to half of fistulas created will fail.
A minimally invasive percutaneous AV fistula is an exciting, brand new method of fistula creation, which avoids the risks, and failures of surgery. Utilizing small tubes called catheters, the AV fistula is created completely underneath the skin. There is no general anesthesia, incision, or long recovery.
Our physicians are some of the first in the country to adopt this procedure and are the first group of doctors to perform percutaneous AV fistula formation in the state of Mississippi.
We welcome any patient, doctor, nurse, or supporting facility interested in this procedure to contact us for a consultation. On site discussions can also be arranged with referring facilities interested in more information.