Vascular access service

 

Good vascular access means good dialysis, which translates to good health for the haemodialysis patient. Preserving veins for future access, forming fistulae and monitoring fistulae for problems are the most important factors in maintaining kidney patients on dialysis. 

We have a team of dedicated surgeons working with vascular ultrasonographers (ultrasound specialists) and radiologists to support the vascular access service in children and adults.

Our experience

Our service looks after over 600 patients across seven dialysis units. Once our patients have a fistula, they are monitored for complications to prolong the life of the access.

Monitoring is carried out in the individual haemodialysis unit, when problems are detected the patient is referred back to Guy's for specialist assessment.

Referral information

For further information about our programmes, please contact Mr Ioannis Loukopoulos, lead clinician in vascular access surgery. To refer a patient, please email gst-tr.renalreferralsguys@nhs.net.

Contacts

Vascular access clinical nurse specialist
Tel: 020 7188 7188 (extension 7488) Mobile: 07827 281534

Support and information

My kidney website

Having an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formed (PDF 111Kb)

Vascular access one stop clinic (PDF 99Kb)