South Florida Advanced Access Care

Center Hours & Contact Information
Location
8770 SW 144th St
Miami, FL 33176 Get Directions
Hours
Open Today 8:00am – 4:30pm
SundayClosed
Monday8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday8:00am – 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
Phone
305-252-9408
Fax
305-252-9149
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Accreditations & Awards
  • The Joint Commission Seal

At South Florida Advanced Access Care, we are dedicated to preserving the functionality of your access. Our Medical Director, Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas, and the team of physicians in this center are leaders in their specialties proudly serving ESRD patients in Miami and the surrounding area.

Our comprehensive clinical skills enable us to treat and manage a wide spectrum of vascular access issues. We use the latest minimally invasive options available to treat dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a caring and timely manner, enabling a quick return to regular dialysis treatments with a fully functioning access.

We’re committed to superior service:

At South Florida Advanced Access Care, patients can expect:

Prompt appointments: Same day/next day appointments are available. Patients return to dialysis quickly and avoid 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: Communication with the referring staff, physicians and patients is a top priority; we provide follow-up reports to referring physicians within hours post-procedure.

Educational programs: We promote patient education, for we believe that knowledge is the key to staying well.

If you are a current patient, we thank you for entrusting your vascular care to South Florida Advanced Access Care. If you are a new patient, we welcome you to experience the personal touch that our center provides.

South Florida Advanced Access Care 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 expect, bringing dedicated care ever closer to you.


Financial Information

Services That We Offer

South Florida Advanced Access Care treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management and Port and more.

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Dialysis Access Management

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

Our vascular surgeons bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient, every visit.

Physicians

Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon & Medical Director at Azura Vascular Care

Athanassios Tsoukas, MD, FACS

Athanassios I. Tsoukas, MD, FACS is a vascular surgeon specializing in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD).  Dr. Tsoukas is the Medical Director of South Florida Advanced Access Care in Miami. Dr. Tsoukas graduated in the top 10% of his class from University of Athens Medical School.  He completed a general surgery residency at Tufts University School of Medicine and was elected Chief Surgical Resident at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston.  He was a Clinical Vascular Fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation for two years.  Dr. Tsoukas developed an early interest in vascular surgery, spending two years developing innovative angioscopic techniques and receiving special training in vascular and endovascular surgery.  He also played a role in the development of the Vascular and Endovascular Program at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He is the author of numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in the CREST trial comparing the outcomes of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy (surgical procedure). Dr. Tsoukas is board certified in surgery and vascular surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Abilio Coello, MD, Vascular Surgeon at Azura Vascular Care

Abilio Coello, MD

Dr. Ignacio Rua, MD, Vascular Surgeon at Azura Vascular Care

Ignacio Rua, MD

Dr. Libby Watch, MD, Vascular Surgeon at Azura Vascular Care

Libby Watch, MD

Michele Taubman, MD

Treatment & Services

South Florida Advanced Access Care treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management and more.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas 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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We Offer the Following Services:

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. Athanassios Tsoukas about how you can spare your veins from frequent needle sticks.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The South Florida Advanced Access Care team is devoted to providing exceptional care and delivering the best outcome and experience possible. Our highly trained physicians and clinical staff are there every step of the journey, supporting our patients and their families through the full course of treatment, including providing educational support to help enhance understanding of their vascular condition and treatment plan. Visit The Infinity Blog on our site for educational articles, patient stories and more. Or click Knowledge Center to access our resource center.

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Testimonials

"Dr. Rua is a miracle worker. The office administration and staff isn't so hot, but he is a gift to humanity.Dr Rua & staff get an A+ EXCELLENT"
South Florida Advanced Access Care
Feb 27, 2017
"Dr. Watch is an excellent surgeon who operated on me, recently. Great beside manner!"
South Florida Advanced Access Care
Feb 27, 2017
"Dr. Coelle is one of the best MD's ever. We were blessed to have had him assigned to my husband."
South Florida Advanced Access Care
Feb 24, 2017
"I found the experience at the American Dialysis Access Center very favorable. The people were very nice, very cordial and very friendly and very helpful."
South Florida Advanced Access Care
Feb 24, 2017