For Vascular Surgery Patients who need upper arm brachial-basilic arteriovenous fistula (BBAVF) surgery
The purpose of this study is to help researchers to learn more about the surgical outcomes of each type of procedure and to understand the patients perspective after having had one of these two procedures. We hope that in the future we may be able to incorporate the patients perspective in the discussion of treatment options before surgery.
Adult patients who qualify to join this research study get dialysis treatment now. You may qualify if you need a surgery which requires a qualified surgeon to make in your arm a brachial-basilic arteriovenous fistula (BBAVF) using your own blood vessels (arteries and veins). This BBAVF procedure is done in either one stage or in two stages. The one stage procedure is completed in one surgery while the two stage procedure has two different surgeries about 6 to 8 weeks apart. There are no other differences from the standard fistula creation surgery.