Vascular access is required for dialysis to access the circulatory system of the body and allow the blood to flow into the machine for dialysis. Three different types of access that can be placed for dialysis are a catheter, a fistula, and a graft.
Fistuloplasty is generally a safe procedure. The complications, if they occur, include small bruises and artery damage.
The advantages include low infection risk, avoiding the use of synthetic materials in the body, less risk of clotting, and providing optimal blood flow for dialysis.