Vascular access for dialysis

The renal department at Royal Free hospital is a regional centre of excellence for vascular access surgery for haemodialysis.

We run weekly, dedicated vascular access clinics for creation and surveillance of haemodialysis vascular access. Our team of experienced vascular access surgeons are supported by a specialist nurse, vascular ultrasound technicians and a highly experienced interventional radiology service.

The full range of services offered by the renal team at Royal Free Private Patients unit include:

  • AV fistulae
  • AV grafts
  • Complex upper and lower limb access formation

Interventional radiology:

  • Tunnelled central venous catheter placement
  • Fistuloplasty
  • SVC venoplasty