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Nick Yee, MD

Dr. Nick Yee is a vascular and interventional radiologist in Denver, CO

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May 26, 2021,

What is an AV Fistula: Nick Yee, MD

It is estimated that there are roughly 468,000 dialysis patients in the United States.

To undergo dialysis, it is necessary to connect the patient to the filtering system through tubes inserted in the body, requiring a regular access site be created on the body.

Access can be gained though a graft (soft tubing that connects a vein and artery in your arm), a Hemodialysis catheter (a tube placed in the neck, chest or groin), or an Arteriovenous (AV) fistula (surgically joining of a vein and an artery in the arm.) Learn More – https://www.riaendovascular.com/2019/04/22/new-dialysis-fistula-procedure/