Permacath Placement | Vascular Surgeon in Vadodara | Dr. Kushan Nanavati

Permacath Placement

What’s Permacath?
Pemacath (Permanent dialysis catheter) is a special line placed in neck of patients requiring dialysis. The characteristic feature of permacath is that it remains below skin.

There are certain advantages of permacath:
  • Less chances of infection
  • Less chances of blockage
  • Comfortable neck movements
  • Covered under clothes(not visible outside to others)

Permacath Placement
When do I need to undergo Permacath placement?
When all veins are exhausted/not suitable for new AV fistula creation, vascular surgeon / nephrologist may suggest this option.
Duration of procedure ? When can I take discharge?
15 minutes procedure time. Discharge within 1 hour of procedure.
When can dialysis be started from Permacath?
Immediately.
Any precautions to prevent blockage in permacath?
Your care giver must flush it with heparin saline/cathflush after each use to prevent blockage.
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