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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Make easy to stick
If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access.

In brief: Make easy to stick
If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Closer to skin
This is to bring the vein which the dialysis nurses are trying to "needle" / access closer to the skin.
Sometimes the vein itself is robust and the blood flow is adequate, but because of its depth the nurses have a hard time getting the access needles in. This will cause "infiltrations" or bleeding around the vein. A simple solution is to surgically bring the vein closer to the skin.

In brief: Closer to skin
This is to bring the vein which the dialysis nurses are trying to "needle" / access closer to the skin.
Sometimes the vein itself is robust and the blood flow is adequate, but because of its depth the nurses have a hard time getting the access needles in. This will cause "infiltrations" or bleeding around the vein. A simple solution is to surgically bring the vein closer to the skin.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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