How To Prepare For Dialysis treatment: Selecting Modality, Fistula Surgery, and more
Episode 135: How To Prepare For Dialysis treatment: Selecting Modality, Fistula Surgery, and more. Dialysis is a common treatment for people whose kidneys are functioning poorly. Taking over the work of the failing kidneys, a dialysis machine filters out toxins from the blood in people who have end-stage renal or kidney disease. To undergo dialysis, a patient must first determine the modality, or type, of dialysis, then have a surgical procedure to create an access point for the machine. Interventional Nephrologist Dr. Qasim Butt discusses how to select the modality (the type of dialysis), getting your access surgery, recovering/healing after the fistula surgery, and more.
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Dr. Qasim Butt is a highly skilled and well-rounded physician that serves the San Antonio area. He not only practices clinical nephrology but is also a certified interventional nephrologist able to handle all issues related to dialysis access (fistulas, graft, catheters, etc.). He is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled interventional nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.