STAR Vascular Access Center

Center Hours & Contact Information
Location
301 N Frio St
San Antonio, TX 78207 Get Directions
Hours
Open Today 6:00am – 5:00pm
SundayClosed
Monday6:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday6:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday6:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday6:00am – 5:00pm
Friday6:00am – 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
Phone
210-487-7827
Fax
210-487-7860
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Excellent outcomes and dedicated vascular care. Ever closer to you.

At STAR Vascular Access Center, our number one priority is you. Proudly serving the communities in and around San Antonio since 2007, we have been providing superior vascular care to our patients in a professional and compassionate manner that demonstrates respect for the individual.

Specializing in dialysis access management, we treat dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a timely manner, ensuring that you leave our center with a fully functioning access for a quick return to your regularly scheduled dialysis treatments.  We also specialize in minimally invasive, image-guided procedures for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Our board-certified medical director, Timoteo Cabrera, MD, is an interventional nephrologist who leads a team of vascular specialists, registered nurses and technicians. Our highly trained staff offers the personal attention that patients expect and deserve—before, during, and after each procedure.

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 STAR Vascular Access Center, we are committed to superior service and delivering far more. Our patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, STAR Vascular Access Center 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 STAR Vascular Access Center 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 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 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

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 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.

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

Tim Cabrera, MD

Timoteo Cabrera, MD, is an interventional nephrologist providing routine and complex dialysis access care to  patients living with end-stage renal disease. With more than 20 years of experience identifying and addressing the causes of access dysfunction, Dr. Cabrera performs minimally invasive procedures, including percutaneous fistulogram, arteriogram, angioplasty, thrombectomy, catheter placement and banding of grafts and fistulas. He is currently the medical director of STAR Vascular Access Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Cabrera received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in 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 serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Azura Vascular Care. He treats patients 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. 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

Boulos Toursarkissian, MD, is a vascular surgeon specializing in dialysis access creation and management, as well as comprehensive peripheral vascular care. He performs AV fistula creation, graft placement, and management of vascular accesses for hemodialysis patients. He also uses the most up-to-date techniques to treat patients for peripheral artery disease. Dr. Toursarkissian, an adjunct professor of surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), treats patients at STAR Vascular Access Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Toursarkissian received his medical degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he also completed a general surgery residency. He then completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, followed by an endovascular fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire at Sainte Etienne, France. In his past role, Dr. Toursarkissian had served as Chief of the Vascular Surgery Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Toursarkissian is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is also the co-author of numerous clinical publications. Dr. Toursarkissian is board certified in both general and vascular surgery.

Our Staff

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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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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 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
"I had pain and cramping in my legs. I thought it was just a sign of age but it was actually peripheral arterial disease (PAD). I went for treatment and now I’m back to my daily walks and my legs feel great."
STAR Vascular Access Center
Oct 26, 2018
"My legs have been cramping and feeling weak for a while. I thought it was because I was tired from standing, then I got a bit worried when one of my legs started feeling colder then the other. I completed a questionnaire that helped me figure out that I might have PAD – something I had never heard of. I booked an appointment to have myself checked and the doctor told me I needed to have a procedure. I was worried but he assured me that I had nothing to worry about as it is a quick outpatient treatment. He was right – I am recovering and I don’t feel the cramps and coldness in my legs anymore. Thank you."
STAR Vascular Access Center
Oct 26, 2018