Who requires this procedure ?

This procedure is indicated for kidney patients who requires dialysis for a period of 2 to 3 months

What is the underlying problem?

The underlying disease is reduced functioning of kidneys and can be managed for few months with dialysis.

What are the consequences of postponing / worst complication if left untreated?

Unless treated at the right time the patients may eventually land up in complete kidney failure and eventually death.

How is it diagnosed?

Blood Investigations

What are the steps of procedure?

The internal jugular vein is accessed , followed by placement of a tunneled catheter exchanged over wire under fluoroscopic guidance.

Why endovascular approach?

As most of the patients are unfit for the surgical options and interventional radiology offers solution through a 3mm hole under local anaesthesia as a day care procedure.