End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona

End-Stage Renal Disease is a permanent condition in which the kidneys are unable to filter waste from the blood appropriately.

Despite it being a permanent condition, their are many ways to treat this disease and get back to living a healthy lifestyle. With many years of extensive vascular experience, the highly trained vascular surgeons at Western Vascular Institute specialize in diagnosing & treating end-stage renal disease. We will answer any questions that you may have and help discover the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle. For more information, schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons, at one of our locations in Phoenix, Arizona.

What Are the Symptoms of End-Stage Renal Disease?

A general feeling of fatigue and illness. Decrease urine output, headaches, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite, and nausea.

What Are the Causes of End-Stage Renal Disease?

Diabetes causes damage to the nephrons (filters within the kidneys) due to chronic high blood sugar. High blood pressure also causes damage to the kidney blood vessels. Additional risk factors include heart disease, smoking, obesity, family history of kidney disease, and age over 60.

How Do You Treat End-Stage Renal Disease?

  • Arteriovenous Fistula creation (AV Fistula): A connection made by a vascular surgeon between an artery and vein allowing the vein to become larger and be used for repeated dialysis procedures.
  • Arteriovenous Graft (AV Graft): When patients are not appropriate candidates for an AV Fistula then an AV graft can be used. An AV graft is an artificial piece of tubing that is used to create the connection between the artery and vein. This tube is then punctured for future dialysis procedures.
  • Fistulagram or Hemodialysis access maintenance – An x-ray study of the fistula to detect and occlusions, clotting, or other issues with the fistula.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have been experiencing symptoms of end-stage renal disease it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained vascular surgeons. They will diagnose your symptoms and discover the best treatment option for you. For more information about our Vascular Surgery Center, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.

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