Support Procedures for Dialysis Therapyat SIR-Florida
Dialysis is a treatment that replaces the function of kidneys when the kidneys fail to keep the body in balance and when the kidneys are not able to perform normally.
Procedures related to dialysis that are performed at SIR include:
Renal arteriography—an imaging test that uses a contrast dye to look at the veins in and around the kidneys; also may be used to determine the cause of high blood pressure
Declotting—a procedure that removes clots and restores blood flow in fistula and grafts
Fistulagram— an X-ray procedure that looks at the blood flow and checks for blood clots or other blockages in the fistula
Temporary Catheter Placement—insertion of a catheter into a large vein in the neck or groin to facilitate dialysis
Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Placement—placement of a catheter into a large vein for long-term use to facilitate dialysis
These procedures are performed at SIR with conscious sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. Conscious sedation is done with a combination of medicines (a sedative and an anesthetic) that help the patient relax and help to minimize pain and discomfort during a medical procedure. The patient is usually able to stay awake and respond to verbal cues but may not be able to speak. The patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, oxygen level and alertness are carefully monitoring during and after the procedure. Conscious sedation is safe and effective and allows patients to recover quickly.
There are two forms of peritoneal dialysis
(PD)—continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD).Regardless of which form is used, the patient requires placement of a catheter into the abdomen to transport the dialysis solution into and out of the abdomen. A catheter is guided through a slit near the navel and into the peritoneal cavity. Catheter placement, repositioning and replacement are done at SIR with anesthesia.
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