AV fistula (AVF) stands for arteriovenous fistula, which is a surgical connection created between an artery and a vein with the help of AV shunt. The role of AV fistula is to provide a channel or access point that is capable of withstanding the dialysis treatment multiple times without causing any damage. It is generally created in the arm or legs. The fistula is important for people who have chronic kidney diseases and have to receive hemodialysis 2-3 times a week.
If your kidney doctor or nephrologist has recommended that you should undergo AV fistula surgery for dialysis, you can get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our vascular specialists in Visakhapatnam at your convenience.