Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies

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250 E Ponce De Leon Ave #100
Decatur, GA 30030 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
Open Today 7:30am – 5:00pm
Monday7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday7:30am – 5:00pm
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Atlanta area’s vascular specialists and minimally invasive treatment experts.

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (formerly Atlanta Access Care), is a vascular specialty group caring for patients across the community. Conveniently located near downtown, our outpatient vascular center specializes in minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of vascular conditions, including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), uterine fibroids, varicocele embolization, and vascular accesses for dialysis.

Our Board Certified Medical Director, Jay U. Patel, MD, is an endovascular and interventional radiologist with expertise using state-of-the-art imaging, diagnostic, and interventional services to perform kyphoplasty, and uterine fibroid, arterial, pelvic malformation, and varicocele embolizations. Dr. Patel is a specialist in performing minimally invasive surgical procedures to maintain healthy vascular accesses used for hemodialysis procedures, including the placement and removal of tunneled hemodialysis catheters, fistulogram, angioplasty, stent placement, fistula/graft salvage, and thrombolysis.

Dr. Patel’s highly trained clinical team provides safe and effective healthcare services and is dedicated to delivering personalized care from initial evaluation and diagnosis, to treatment, and through recovery.

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies commitment to our patients and referring physicians: Provide exceptional patient experiences, deliver excellent clinical outcomes, and return patients to their daily lives as quickly as possible.

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. We deliver a different healthcare experience; one that is invested in people, communication and best-in-class care.

At Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies, we are committed to superior service and delivering far more. Our patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies offers same day/next day appointments when at all possible, allowing you to return to dialysis quickly. Patients seeking treatment for other vascular conditions will experience convenient scheduling of appointments. At our 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 Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies 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 Our patients see us as partners working to find the best treatment to fit their individual needs in vascular care. Our 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.

If you are a current patient, thank you for entrusting your vascular care to the experts at Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies. If you are a new patient, we welcome you to experience the personal touch that our center provides.

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies is a partner of the Azura network of outpatient vascular centers, delivering the most advanced care there is—combining an understanding of the local community with the extensive resources and support of a nationwide organization.

Services That We Offer

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment.

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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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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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Varicocele Embolization

We provide individualized care and non-surgical treatment for varicoceles. Embolization is an effective treatment option to surgery and no surgical incision will be made to the testicle or scrotum.

Dr. Jay U. Patel, Endovascular and Interventional Radiologist and Medical Director, and his highly trained clinical team bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.


Jay Patel, MD

Jay U. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is an interventional radiologist who has been specializing in minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of vascular conditions including as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatments, uterine fibroid embolizations as well as providing critical maintenance and management of vascular accesses for dialysis patients for over 15 years. He is the Medical Director of Azura Vascular Care in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Science. He completed a residency in surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there, he was elected to serve as Chief Resident as well as team physician to the Cincinnati Cyclones-IHL Hockey Team. In addition to a diagnostic radiology residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, he completed an endovascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Harvard Medical/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

After completing his training, Dr. Patel developed and served as the Medical Director of the Interventional Radiology Department at Franciscan Alliance NWI, performing the first cryoablation of a renal tumor in Northwest Indiana and expanding services to include women’s health and interventional oncology.

Dr. Patel has extensive expertise in all modalities of endovascular and interventional radiology including minimally invasive procedures such as Peripheral Artery Disease, Arterial Embolization, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kyphoplasty, Pelvic Malformation Embolization, and Varicocele Embolization. He also performs minimally invasive surgical procedures related to maintaining vascular access for hemodialysis procedures for the placement and removal of tunneled hemodialysis catheters, fistulogram, angioplasty, stent placement, fistula/graft salvage and thrombolysis.

Dr. Patel is board certified in both interventional radiology as well as diagnostic radiology with the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, and Indian Medical Association.

Treatment & Services

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment.

Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

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. Jay U. Patel about minimally invasive treatment options.

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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. Jay U. Patel 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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Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. Jay U. Patel 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:

Varicocele Embolization

Varicocele Embolization

A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain, testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems. Veins contain one-way valves that work to allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart. When these valves fail, the blood pools and enlarges the veins around the testicle in the scrotum to cause a varicocele. As a treatment, urologists often suggest open surgical ligation, but Dr. Jay U. Patel can offer varicocele embolization, which is as effective as surgery with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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Port Placement

Port Placement

If you are receiving treatment such as chemotherapy, it may involve frequent injections and the need for accessible veins. A port 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. Jay U. Patel about how you can spare your veins from frequent needle sticks.

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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Azura Vascular Care Brand Reaches Metro Atlanta with Name Changes for Two Established Outpatient Vascular Centers

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 17, 2018 -- Azura Vascular Care today unveiled a new logo and name change for two of its established vascular centers in the metro Atlanta area:
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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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