Star Vascular Access Center

Center Hours & Contact Information
Location
301 North Frio Street
San Antonio, TX 78207 Get Directions
Hours
Open Today 6:00am – 4:00pm
SundayClosed
Monday6:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday6:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday6:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday6:00am – 4:00pm
Friday6:00am – 4:00pm
SaturdayClosed
Phone
210-487-7827
Fax
(210) 487-7860
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Accreditations & Awards
  • The Joint Commission Seal

From the moment you arrive at STAR Vascular Access Center, our number one priority is you. Since 2007, we have been providing superior vascular care to our patients in a responsive, professional and compassionate manner that demonstrates respect for the individual.

Our comprehensive clinical skills enable us to treat and manage a wide spectrum of vascular access issues, specializing in dialysis access management and the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). We offer numerous PAD diagnostic procedures and minimally invasive treatment options. We treat dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a caring and timely manner, to ensure that you leave our center with a fully functioning access, for a quick return to regular dialysis treatments.

We’re committed to superior service:

At STAR Vascular Access Center, patients can expect:

Prompt appointments: Same day/next day appointments are available to our ESRD patients when at all possible so they may return to dialysis quickly. All patients at our center avoid the complexities of a hospital admission.

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: 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 provide opportunities for patients to enhance their understanding of their vascular condition and encourage them to be empowered.

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

STAR Vascular Access Center 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.

Services That We Offer

Star Vascular Access Center treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our 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, 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 Arterial 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.

Our interventional nephrologists and vascular surgeon bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient, every visit.

Physicians

Dr. Timoteo Cabrera, MD, Interventional Nephrologist & Medical Director at Azura Vascular Care

Timoteo Cabrera, MD

Timoteo Cabrera, MD is an interventional nephrologist specializing in dialysis access management for patients with end stage renal disease. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Cabrera performs minimally invasive procedures including percutaneous fistulograms, arteriograms, angioplasty, thrombectomy, catheter placement and banding of grafts or fistulas.  He is currently the Medical Director of Star Vascular Access Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Cabrera received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, where he also completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology. Dr. Cabrera is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology, the Texas Medical Association, and the Renal Physicians Association.  He has been designated as a “Best Doctor” in San Antonio Scene Magazine and lectures regularly at industry conferences. Dr. Cabrera is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.
Rashid Sharaf, MD, Interventional Nephrologist

Rashid Sharaf, MD

Rashid Sharaf, MD is an interventional nephrologist specializing in dialysis access management and peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement. Dr. Sharaf currently practices at Star Vascular Access Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Sharaf was educated at Quaid-i-Azam University, the Army Medical College, and the University of London. He completed an internal medicine internship at Quetta Military Hospital in Pakistan, an internal medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, and a fellowship in nephrology at Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Sharaf currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Azura Vascular Care. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrologists, the American Medical Association, the Renal Physician Association, and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Dr. Sharaf is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
Dr. Bruce Toursarkissian, MD, Vascular Surgeon at Azura Vascular Care

Boulos Toursarkissian, MD

Treatment & Services

Star Vascular Access Center treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD), and more.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. Timoteo Cabrera 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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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. Timoteo Cabrera about minimally invasive treatment options.

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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. Timoteo Cabrera about how you can spare your veins from frequent needle sticks.

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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.

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.

2018 Annual FOMA Convention

DATE
February 21-25 2018
LOCATION
Bonaventure Resort & Spa Weston, FL
VENUE

15th Annual Renal Professional Forum – The Heart of the Matter

This year, our conference will focus on “The Heart of the Matter,” because Renal Professionals put their whole hearts into all that they do for their patients. The content of the sessions presented will focus on the roles of our renal professionals as they relate to the advocacy, health, teamwork and advances in caring for patients with Renal Disease.
DATE
February 22-23 2018
LOCATION
Doubletree by Hilton at Sea World Orlando, FL
VENUE

SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Comprehensive, current and core to your practice. No other meeting offers the diversity of topics, the range of learning environments, the unparalleled access to expert faculty and leading thinkers in the specialty.
DATE
March 17-22 2018
LOCATION
Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, CA
VENUE

2018 Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium

Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA) This premier educational event provides an opportunity to share a platform for two and half days of sessions and open discussions. This Symposium is designed for all transplant, vascular and general surgeons, nephrologists, interventional radiologists and nephrologists, nurses and allied health professionals who are interested in the management of vascular access.
DATE
May 10-12 2018
LOCATION
Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana
VENUE

The Star Vascular Access Center 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. Wyatt is an excellent interventional radiologist. He dissolved my blood clot and I have a new lease on life!"
Star Vascular Access Center
Feb 27, 2017
"Dr. Toursarkissians is very dedicated and very available for his patients ,he looks after them and any time of the night run to help and looks after my husband with heart and he is like family."
Star Vascular Access Center
Feb 27, 2017