A fistula (graft) allows you to receive dialysis (use of a machine to clean your blood). From time to time, problems can arise with the fistula. A fistulogram is a type of X-ray that’s used to check the blood flow in your fistula. If your interventional radiologist discovers a blockage in your fistula, they may perform a fistuloplasty to open up the blockage. A fistuloplasty is a procedure that inflates a tiny balloon inside the fistula to improve circulation.
The interventional radiology experts at the University of Miami Health System are highly experienced in performing fistulograms and fistuloplasties to help restore complete function to your dialysis fistula.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.