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Do dialysis fistulas always require surgery?

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Dialysis fistulas always require surgery, because they connect arteries to veins, according to DaVita. Arteriovenous fistulas are created from parts of the body, and they mature in the body after becoming attached surgically. The maturing process can take months before a patient's fistula is strong enough to use for dialysis.

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