American Access Care Queens

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176-60 Union Tpke #130 And #145
Flushing, NY 11366 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
Open Today 7:00am – 5:00pm
Monday7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 1:30pm
Thursday7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:30pm
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Accreditations & Awards
  • The Joint Commission Seal

Excellent Outcomes and Dedicated Vascular Care. Ever Closer to You.

American Access Care Physician, PLLC Queens treats and manages vascular access issues using the latest minimally invasive techniques, offering a broad range of interventional procedures for dialysis access management, and treatment for peripheral artery disease—all safely and effectively performed in a fully-equipped outpatient center in Flushing.

Patient safety is a primary concern. American Access Care Queens works hard to ensure the continuity, quality and safety of your care, partnering with the referring physician to coordinate your vascular care and keeping you, your family and your care team involved and updated throughout the treatment journey.

Kamran Karimi, MD, board-certified and fellowship-trained medical director, and his entire clinical team proudly serve the Queens community. Knowing that healthcare is personal, the center’s highly trained staff approaches patients with compassion, sensitivity and understanding, answering all questions and addressing all concerns so that they are comfortable every step of the way.

Patients want to recover quickly so that they can return to their daily lives with symptomatic relief and at American Access Care Queens, the team of physicians, highly trained nurses, patient-focused staff combine the energies and expertise needed to deliver the best patient outcomes and experience possible.

Visit American Access Care Queens… get relief from your symptoms and get back to your normal routine quickly.

Vascular Care Has Evolved. It’s About Choices.

People living with vascular conditions don’t want overnight stays in the hospital, lengthy recovery periods and scheduling issues. They want to return to their daily lives quickly. American Access Care Queens delivers a different healthcare experience; one that is invested in people, communication and best-in-class care.

American Access Care Queens is committed to superior service and delivering far more. Patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, American Access Care Queens offers same day/next day appointments when at all possible, allowing a prompt return to scheduled dialysis treatments. Patients seeking treatment for other vascular conditions will experience convenient scheduling of appointments. At the center, patients avoid the complexities of a hospital admission and return home to recover that same day.

Exceptional patient care  Patients encounter a team that is kind and respectful, never indifferent. Individual needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable and kept well-informed.

Efficient and customized communication The team at American Access Care Queens partners with your physician care team, focusing on coordinating your vascular care. Immediate post-procedure reports are sent to your referring physicians and comprehensive reports follow within 24 hours after the procedure.

Patient education Patients see us as partners working to find the best treatment to fit their individual needs in vascular care. Online and printed materials are vital components of the patient experience and help patients to be well-informed about their health and available treatment options.

Whether you are a current or a new patient, thank you for entrusting your vascular care to the experts at American Access Care Queens.

American Access Care Queens is managed by Azura Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular and ambulatory surgery centers. Our shared goal is to deliver the most advanced care there is—combining the extensive resources of a nationwide organization with the relationships, exceptional patient experience, and clinical capabilities of a trusted local provider. American Access Care Queens is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Medical Services

American Access Care Queens treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and more.

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Dialysis Access Management

Whether you have an AV fistula, AV graft, fistula creation and peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion, peritoneal dialysis catheter, or dialysis catheter, we have the proven treatments to ensure that your dialysis access will function safely and smoothly.
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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a serious condition. Early detection and treatment can lower your risk of the disease progressing, which, if untreated, may leave amputation as the only option.
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Port or PICC Line Placement

If you are receiving treatment such as chemotherapy, it may involve frequent injections and the need for accessible veins. A port or PICC placement can help make these procedures more comfortable for you, especially if your treatment requires frequent access to the bloodstream for medication delivery or blood withdrawal.
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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Avoid unnecessary surgery and feel like yourself again. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a proven, non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids.

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Dr. Kamran Karimi, interventional nephrologist and medical director, and his highly trained team of physicians and clinical staff bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.


Kamran Karimi, MD

Kamran Karimi, MD

Kamran Karimi, MD is an interventional nephrologist specializing in dialysis access management. He performs the latest in minimally invasive treatments and provides a broad range of services for dialysis access management patients including fistula salvage, angioplasty, thrombectomy, stenting and more. Dr. Karimi is the Medical Director of Access Care Physician, PLLC Queens in Flushing, New York.

Dr. Karimi earned his medical degree from Tehran Azad University in Tehran, Iran and completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he was named intern of the year for three consecutive years. He completed his nephrology fellowship at Stoneybrook University Hospital, where he was Chief Fellow, and also Vice President of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).

Dr. Karimi is a member of the Medical Council of Iran, and both the Iranian American Medical Association and the American Medical Association as well as the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Brandi Upton, MD Vascular Surgeon

Brandi Upton, MD

Brandi Upton, MD is a vascular surgeon with more than 14 years of expertise. Dr. Upton specializes in minimally invasive vascular management procedures including peripheral artery disease (PAD) management, treatment for deep vein thrombosis, varicose vein ablations, and vascular access management procedures for dialysis patients including AV fistula creation. Dr. Upton practices at American Access Care Physician, PLLC Brooklyn and American Access Care Physician, PLLC Queens.

Dr. Upton attended medical school at r in Shreveport, Louisiana. She then went on to complete her residency in General Surgery at Louisiana State and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at University of California/Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California. She is duel board certified in General and Vascular Surgery and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society, and the American College of Surgeons.

Treatment & Services

American Access Care Queens treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD), and more.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

American Access Care Queens knows vascular care. Specializing in the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses, Dr. Kamran Karimi treats and manages a range of vascular access issues using the latest in minimally invasive techniques in an outpatient setting. The center provides individualized care in a timely fashion so that you can return to your normal routine with minimal disruption to your regular dialysis schedule.

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Procedures Include:

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

This buildup—called plaque—narrows your arteries, often reducing or blocking the flow of blood. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys and stomach. Nearly everyone who has PAD­, even those who do not have leg symptoms, suffer from an inability to walk as fast or as far as they could before PAD. In all, PAD affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those that are 50 and older. If you are diagnosed with PAD, the sooner you are treated, the lower your risk of the disease progressing. Talk to Dr. Kamran Karimi about minimally invasive treatment options.

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Procedures Include:

Port or PICC Line Placement

Port or PICC Line Placement

If you are receiving treatment such as chemotherapy, it may involve frequent injections and the need for accessible veins. A port or PICC placement can help make these procedures more comfortable for you, especially if your treatment requires frequent access to the bloodstream for medication delivery or blood withdrawal. Talk to Dr. Kamran Karimi about how you can spare your veins from frequent needle sticks.

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids? Don’t worry. They are extremely common and treatable. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the muscular wall of the uterus. If you have uterine fibroids and are symptomatic, you have a choice in your treatment options. Dr. Kamran Karimi offers uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)—a proven, effective alternative to surgery to treat uterine fibroids, with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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Azura Vascular Care Brand Rolls Out In Northeast Florida

MALVERN, Pa., (May 16, 2019) –American Access Care of Jacksonville today announced that, as part of a phased brand rollout, it will now be known as Azura Vascular Care Jacksonville. Rishi Razdan, MD, board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology, is the Medical Director of the facility and leads this highly trained clinical team specializing in dialysis access management for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), minimally invasive vascular procedures, and image-guided oncologic treatments. Azura Vascular Care Jacksonville is located at 2416 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Azura Vascular Care Examines Patient Specific Risk Factors During Access Surgery

Abstract highlighted at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2018 Kidney Week Symposium MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 26, 2018 – Azura Vascular Care, a national leader in outpatient, minimally invasive vascular specialty services including dialysis access management, announces that a retrospective analysis of patient data suggests anemia may contribute to complications during dialysis vascular access (VA) interventions and increase the risk of hospitalization.
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Fresenius Vascular Care Announces New Name to Reflect Company’s Strategic Transformation

Malvern, PA, June 20, 2017 Fresenius Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular care and ambulatory surgery centers that specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage a wide range of vascular conditions, has today announced its new name, Azura Vascular Care, as part of a strategic rebranding initiative.
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Fresenius Medical Care Acquires American Access Care

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care has acquired the US-based company American Access Care Holdings (AAC) for $385 million.
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Fresenius Medical Care of North America Announces Acquisition of National Vascular Care

Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis services and products, today announced that its subsidiary, U.S. Vascular Access Holdings, LLC has completed the acquisition of National Vascular Care, Inc. Based in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, National Vascular Care is a premier provider of vascular services that works in partnership with leading vascular surgeons, nephrologists, interventional radiologists and cardiologists throughout the United States to develop, own and manage specialty outpatient surgery centers dedicated to improving the delivery of vascular care in the U.S.
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