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Fistulagram & Declots

Maintaining healthy dialysis access is crucial for patients undergoing hemodialysis, as it ensures effective and efficient treatment. Regular fistulagrams and declots are essential in this process, as they help detect and address any blockages or complications early. These preventative measures enhance the longevity and functionality of the arteriovenous fistula, reducing the risk of interruptions in dialysis and improving overall patient outcomes and quality of life.

Declots

This is a procedure for removing clots should they develop in the AV fistula/graft. Clots happen due to a variety of reasons like low blood pressure or stenosis. Several methods can be used which clear up the path and re-establish the blood flow. This is a procedure for removing clots should they develop in the AV fistula/graft.

Fistulagrams

A fistulagram is essentially a specialized x-ray procedure. It uses an x-ray dye to examine the AV fistula’s blood flow and detect any blockage or narrowing. When a narrowing (stenosis) is detected, the physician will insert a balloon and inflate it inside the path. This action breaks up any scar tissue causing the narrowing allowing for better flow for the dialysis.

Our Vascular Disease Physicians

The physicians at Pedes Orange County devote their lives to saving limbs, maintaining healthy dialsysis access, and minimizing pain. Our conveniently located, state-of-the-art facility is designed for your comfort and utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide minimally invasive treatments. Our vascular surgeons and vascular specialists are board-certified and some of the best in Southern California. Personable staff members make every visit a positive experience, with short wait times and an efficient, streamlined process that ensures you leave feeling educated and confident that you are in good hands.

J. Joseph Hewett, M.D.

Vascular Specialist

Neil K. Goldstein, M.D.

Vascular Specialist

Derrick Tran, MD

Vascular Specialist

Mohammad Jaber, M.D.

Vascular Surgeon

What to Expect from Your Visit to Pedes

Ultrasound

Your treatment will begin with an ultrasound examination of your veins, arteries, or both, in your legs to diagnose the presence and extent of the disease. Your test results will be immediately available to review with the doctor.

Consult

Once we review the results of your diagnostic tests, our physicians will help you develop a plan to provide you with the best treatment for your disease.

Treatment

Your treatment will begin with an ultrasound examination of your veins, arteries, or both, in your legs to diagnose the presence and extent of the disease. Your test results will be immediately available to review with the doctor.

Follow up

Your treatment will begin with an ultrasound examination of your veins, arteries, or both, in your legs to diagnose the presence and extent of the disease. Your test results will be immediately available to review with the doctor.

Treatment Options

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What to Expect

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Vascular Disease

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