What To Expect

Dialysis Catheter Insertions: Catheter will be located in upper chest or neck. Occasionally in groin.

Arteriovenous Fistula/Graft: One or multiple incisions in arm.

Before

  • For All Surgeries
    • Please call our office at 4:30pm the day prior to your procedure to obtain your arrival time for the nexdt day. For Monday procedures, please call on the Friday prior to your procedure.
  • UMC
    • You will have a pre-op appointment in outpatient services that will include preop teaching as well as lab work
  • LHH or CMC
    • You will arrive at your respective hospital for pre-op teaching & lab work as determined by our office. Please call our office to obtain that time

After

  • Tenderness of wound.
  • Possible swelling of the arm.