HeRO Graft Overview with Dr. Lawson and Gage, PA–C
Hear how Dr. Jeffrey H. Lawson and Shawn M. Gage, PA–C describe HeRO Graft and its benefits.

The HeRO Graft is a hemodialysis access graft for patients who are catheter-dependent or approaching catheter-dependency due to the blockage of veins leading to the heart.

Key Benefits

Compared to catheters, the HeRO Graft has:

  • 69% fewer infections1
  • No uncomfortable tubes outside the body
  • Improved dialysis clearance of toxins and fluids1
  • Less than half the interventions to keep access functioning1

How does the HeRO Graft work?

HeRO Graft bypasses the blockage in veins and is made of two pieces:

  1. A reinforced tube that bypasses blockage in veins.
  2. A dialysis graft that is sewn to an artery and accessed.

What does HeRO Graft look like after it is implanted?

The HeRO Graft is implanted completely under the skin (see image to the right) and is accessed like a standard graft.

Is HeRO Graft for you?

The HeRO Graft may be right for you if you are:

  • Catheter-dependent
  • Failing your fistula or graft
HeRO Graft - Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow

HeRo Graft Patient Comments

HeRO Graft - Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow

The HeRO Graft was kind of a relief to have available as an option, because I didn’t have many options left.

HeRO Graft - Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow

It gave me another chance at life.

HeRO Graft - Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow

Consider the HeRO Graft! Yes, there are needles involved, but the risk of infection is far less than a catheter and that is worth it to me.


  1. Katzman et al., J Vasc Surg 2009; IFU: Comparisons to catheters and AVGs are from literature review on file.