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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.

This page was last updated at 1:37PM on January 8, 2020.