Dialysis is the process used when the kidneys are no longer able to perform the function of filtering blood and patients need the help of a machine to filter and purify their blood. Once your kidney specialist has decided that you need dialysis, Dr. Sidhu will discuss with you the different options for creating an access so that the dialysis staff can help your body filter and purify your blood.
The work up to create an access involves a consultation with Dr. Sidhu and then an ultrasound to determine the site for creating an access. The access does need time to get ready to be used by the dialysis staff, so its very important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sidhu as soon as you are made aware by your kidney specialist that you need dialysis. Dr. Sidhu will have an individualized plan for each patient and he will be able to maintain your access for dialysis for a long time.
He has a special interest in preventing long-term complications of dialysis access procedures. Dr. Sidhu will also closely work with your oncology (cancer) team to provide you with the access for chemotherapy. Once your oncology team decides you need a port for chemotherapy, Dr. Sidhu will try to get you the port as quick as possible so that there is no delay in starting your treatment and once the treatment is finished, the port can be removed to prevent any long term complications.
For comprehensive dialysis access and chemotherapy ports, look to Vein, Vascular & Aesthetic Associates. Serving the communities of Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Seattle and Sammamish. We provide high-quality, personalized surgical services that are focused on you.
When you want personalized, compassionate care that’s unrushed service, look to Vein, Vascular & Aesthetic Associates. For more information or to make an appointment, call us today at 425-250-9999. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.