Auckland Vascular & Varicose Vein Clinic - Dr Peter Vann
Private Service, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
Vascular Access for Dialysis or Oncology
Access for dialysis is done by a small incision under anaesthesia, to create a fistula in the upper limbs by connecting a superficial vein to an artery, so that it can be used for dialysis.
Access for chemotherapy is by placing a Portacath, under anaesthesia, in your neck vein using an ultrasound and a Port for chemotherapy under your skin on the chest wall for puncture for the drugs to be administered.