Our Locations: Apollo Speciality Hospital, 05/639, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Perungudi, Chennai - 600096 ****** Apollo Hospital Chennai, 21 Greams Lane, Off, Greams Road, Thousand Lights, Chennai - 600006

Though we say an AV fistula is the best available vascular access for hemodialysis today and strive to have a functioning  fistula in all patients before they start hemodialysis, what we ultimately face is a patient who needs dialysis immediately but don’t have a fistula. In such circumstances we can’t help but to opt for a dialysis catheter. There are…


There are two types of dialysis catheters. Temperory catheters and tunnelled permanent catheters. Worldwide it has become the rule to prefer tunnelled catheters for dialysis in patients in whom an AVF can’t be created. Temperory catheters can be associated with a lot of problems like infections, poor blood flow rates and narrowing of blood vessels in the chest with disastrous…

About Me

Dr.Venkatesh Rajkumar MD, DM is one of the best nephrologist. Currently, he is a consultant nephrologist with the Apollo group of hospitals in Chennai.

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Mon - Sat: 9.00 am - 5.00 pmSunday: Closed


Phone: 08056100215Consultant Nephrologist, Apollo Hospital,Greams Road, Chennai-06OMR, Perungudi, Chennai-96Get Directions