Dialysis Access Program

The Dialysis Access Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers innovative dialysis access placement strategies and expert management for the long-term care of dialysis access.

  • To make an appointment or to refer a patient, call the Kidney Dialysis Access Hotline: 877-644-2223

Director of the Dialysis Access Program, Tatsuo Kawai, MD, PhD

meet the team

Meet our multidisciplinary team, including Tatsuo Kawai, MD, PhD, director of the Dialysis Access Program

About This Program Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses and coordinators provide care 24 hours a day for patients in need of emergent, short-term and long-term dialysis access.

We provide options for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in children and adults, through a combination of sophisticated interventional radiologic procedures and surgical interventions. These options include:

  • Primary fistulas
  • Grafts
  • Composite grafts and stents
  • Laparoscopically placed peritoneal dialysis catheters
  • Revision of problematic existing access

Team members ensure that hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients receive prompt and personal care, in coordination with each patient's home dialysis units and primary nephrologists.

To make an appointment or to refer a patient, call the Kidney Dialysis Access Hotline: 877-644-2223.

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