|James M. Salander, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgery and Varicose Vein Treatment
5513 Connecticut Ave. Suite 210
Washington, DC 20015
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When kidneys are failing or have failed, it may be necessary to provide a means to help the body manage fluid and chemicals that build up in the blood. This is called dialysis. There are two ways to do this: hemodialsys and peritoneal dialysis. You and your kidney doctor will decide which method is best for you
Dr. Salander can provide help for each method. He places temporary and permanent dialysis access using a variety of techniques. He places peritoneal dialysis catheters, and hemodialysis catheters (temporary and semi-permanent cuffed catheters). He also creates fistulas with vein and plastic tube grafts under the skin.
Tests involving ultrasound mapping, venograms, or arteriograms may be necessary to plan or maintain hemodialysis access.