Baton Rouge Vascular Access

Center Hours & Contact Information
505 East Airport Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
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Monday7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday7:30am – 4:00pm
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Located in the capital city, Baton Rouge Vascular Access has been a part of the tapestry of this neighborhood since 2002.  We specialize in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and  dialysis access management, providing vascular care to ESRD patients.  Our expert team of doctors and nurses prides themselves on providing highly skilled, comprehensive and compassionate care to the patients in our community.

Patients are the heart of our practice, and we believe each patient is unique and will be treated as such. This commitment to patient care is just one of the traits that set this trusted vascular care center apart from others in the Baton Rouge area.  Our goal is to provide every patient with outstanding care without sacrificing warmth or personal attention. We are dedicated to delivering excellent vascular care to every patient, at every visit.

We’re committed to superior service

At Baton Rouge Vascular Access, patients can expect:

Prompt appointments: Same day/next day appointments available to our ESRD patients for a quick return to dialysis treatment.  All patients at our center are able to easily schedule appointments, avoiding the complexities of a hospital admission.

Exceptional patient care: Patients encounter a team that is courteous and respectful, never indifferent.  Individual needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable.

Efficient and customized communication: Post-procedure reports are sent immediately, and comprehensive reports follow within 24 hours after the procedure. We partner with your physicians, coordinating your vascular care.

Educational programs: We are dedicated to educating and empowering our patients.  We spend time with each patient to gain an understanding your specific clinical needs so that we may provide personalized care resulting in the best possible outcome.

If you are a current patient, we thank you for entrusting your vascular care to Baton Rouge Vascular Access. If you are a new patient, we welcome you to experience the personal touch that our center provides.

Baton Rouge Vascular Access is a proud member of the Azura Vascular Care network of outpatient vascular centers located throughout the United States.  We partner with the top local vascular care experts to deliver best-in-class patient care, support and service excellence in each and every center.

Azura Vascular Care, working every day to deliver far more than our patients and partners expect, bringing dedicated care ever closer to you.

Services That We Offer

Baton Rouge Vascular Access specializes in dialysis access management in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment.

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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.

Our highly trained team of interventional nephrologists and vascular surgeons bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient, every visit.


Dr. Robert Landry, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Robert Landry, MD


Damodar Kumbala, MD

Damodar Kumbala, MD, is an interventional nephrologist specializing in the routine and complex care of vascular accesses. This includes minimally invasive image-guided procedures that in the past may have required surgery. Dr. Kumbala identifies and addresses the causes of access dysfunction, ensuring that each patient leaves the center with a fully functioning access. Dr. Kumbala treats patients in Louisiana’s capital city at Baton Rouge Vascular Access.

Dr. Kumbala earned his medical degree at BLDEA Medical College located in Bijapur, India and completed his internship and residency at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. He went on to complete a nephrology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. Dr. Kumbala received specialized interventional nephrology education and training at Dialysis Access Institute in South Carolina from Dr. John Ross, a vascular surgeon and pioneer in AV fistula graft placement.

Dr. Kumbala has participated in numerous clinical studies for both the cardiology and nephrology fields and has published extensively in various peer reviewed medical journals including Biomedical Central Nephrology, Saudi Journal of Kidney Disease and Transplantation, and World Journal of Nephrology, among others. He is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Dr. Kumbala is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Peter Lucsy, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Peter Luscy, MD

Dr. Daniel Marsh, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Daniel Marsh, MD

London Guidry Lyons, MD

London Guidry Lyons, MD

Dr. Lyons is a vascular surgeon with extensive experience in dialysis access maintenance procedures and endovascular image guided diagnostic testing and treatment. She performs minimally invasive surgical procedures for hemodialysis patients to address fistula maintenance and maturation, including angioplasty; thrombectomy/percutaneous ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis; collateral ligation/embolization and central venous catheter repair, insertion and removal.

Dr. Lyons earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University. She then completed her residency and fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in vascular surgery where she remains active as a clinical assistant professor of surgery. She is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has been published in numerous clinical journals, including Journal of Vascular Access and Endovascular Today.

Jon Van Shellack, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI

Jon Van Schellack, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI

Dr. Schellack is a vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of expertise specializing in the complex care of vascular accesses using minimally invasive image guided procedures to identify and address the causes of dialysis access dysfunctions for hemodialysis patients. He performs open and laparoscopic surgery for the full spectrum of vascular surgery, including percutaneous/endovascular fistula creation and open surgical fistula creation.

Dr. Schellack shares his knowledge with medical students by serving as a clinical instructor for the department of surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine and clinical professor of surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vascular Access, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is active in clinical research in the hemodialysis vascular access field and most recently focused on investigating new approaches to percutaneous thrombolysis in large caliber clotted vascular access using ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis technology.

Taylor S. Gwin, MD

Taylor S. Gwin, MD

Taylor S. Gwin, MD, is a vascular surgeon specializing in the routine and complex care of vascular accesses using minimally invasive image-guided procedures. Dr. Gwin identifies and addresses the causes of access dysfunction for hemodialysis patients.

and performs procedures including angioplasty, thrombectomy and thrombolysis, among others.

He treats patients at Baton Rouge Vascular Access located in the heart of the Louisiana State Capital.

Dr. Gwin earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and a master’s degree from the university’s School of Public Health. He then went on to complete a fellowship in general and vascular surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gwin is licensed in the state of Louisiana and is a member and dual board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general and vascular surgery.

Wajeeh Irfan, MD, MPH

Wajeeh Irfan, MD, MPH

Dr. Irfan is a general and vascular surgeon specializing in dialysis access management procedures, including AV fistula access creation and maintenance, central venous catheter insertion, repair, removal and minimally invasive interventional surgeries for the treatment of acute and chronic endovascular and vascular diseases.

Dr. Irfan earned both a medical degree and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He then completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans where he is also a clinical instructor for the University’s Department of Surgery.

Treatment & Services

Baton Rouge Vascular Access specializes in dialysis access management in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. James Yegge treats and manages a range of vascular access issues using the latest in minimally invasive techniques in a safe and comfortable outpatient setting. We provide 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:

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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"They are very very professional. I felt very comfortable. I would recommend this to any other person."
Baton Rouge Vascular Access
Feb 27, 2017