University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Interventional Nephrology

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Interventional Nephrology

Interventional Nephrologists work to improve vascular access for hemodialysis and, thus, the delivery of care to their dialysis patients.In addition, Interventional Nephrologists create and maintain vascular access for hemodialysis. The common procedures performed by faculty and fellows at UW and Meriter Hospitals include:

  • insertion and removal of tunneled hemodialysis catheters
  • insertion and removal of peritoneal dialysis catheters
  • fibrin sheath removal from chronicly indwelling central catheters
  • mechanical thrombectomies of clotted hemodialysis catheters
  • angiograms
  • angioplasties
  • mechanical thrombectomies of clotted AVFs and AVGs
  • diagnostic sonography
  • renal biopsies
  • accessory vein ligation
  • peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion/manipulation

Our Interventional Nephrology program featured in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

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