University Vascular Access Care

Center Hours & Contact Information
6490 Mt. Moriah Rd Extended #202
Memphis, TN 38115 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
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Monday7:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday7:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday7:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday7:00am – 4:30pm
Friday7:00am – 4:30pm
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Excellent Outcomes and Dedicated Vascular Care. Ever Closer to You.

The University Vascular Access Care team is devoted to providing exceptional care and delivering the best outcome and experience possible. Highly trained physicians and clinical staff are there every step of the journey, supporting 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.

Since its doors opened in 2010, University Vascular Access Care has been treating patients in Memphis, providing outstanding care without sacrificing warmth or personal attention and improving the quality of life for hemodialysis patients by preventing and resolving complications.

University Vascular Access Care is staffed with a team of accomplished healthcare providers who pride themselves on delivering comprehensive and compassionate vascular care to patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). In addition to treating ESRD patients, the center also specializes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and uterine fibroids.

Patients are the heart of this practice. Each member of the staff is dedicated to delivering excellent vascular care to every patient, at every visit. This commitment to patient care is just one of the traits that set this trusted vascular care center apart from others in the Memphis area.

Most insurance plans pay for vascular access procedures. University Vascular Access Care can assist you in determining what benefits are available to you through your insurance plan.

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. University Vascular Access Care delivers a different healthcare experience; one that is invested in people, communication and best-in-class care.

University Vascular Access Care is committed to superior service and delivering far more. Patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, University Vascular Access Care offers same day/next day appointments when at all possible, allowing a prompt return to scheduled dialysis treatments. Patients seeking treatment for other vascular conditions will experience convenient scheduling of appointments. At the 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 University Vascular Access Care 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 Patients see us as partners working to find the best treatment to fit their individual needs in vascular care. 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.

Whether you are a current or a new patient, thank you for entrusting your vascular care to the experts at University Vascular Access Care.

University Vascular Access Care is managed by Azura Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular and ambulatory surgery centers. Our shared goal is to deliver the most advanced care there is—combining the extensive resources of a nationwide organization with the relationships, exceptional patient experience, and clinical capabilities of a trusted local provider.

Medical Services

University Vascular Access Care treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and treatment for uterine fibroids.

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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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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.

Dr. David Peeler, interventional radiologist and medical director, and his highly trained clinical staff bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.


Dr. David Peeler, MD, Interventional Radiologist and Medical Director at Azura Vascular Care

David Peeler, MD

David Peeler, MD is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist specializing for more than 23 years in the treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and dialysis access maintenance.  Dr. Peeler is the Medical Director of University Vascular Access Care in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Peeler is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree from University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences (UTCHS). In addition to a diagnostic radiology residency at Baptist Hospital in Hernando, Mississippi, he completed an interventional and vascular radiology fellowship at University of Minnesota.

Dr. Peeler served as the Director of Radiology at Baptist Hospital and as the director of several national programs to train physicians in peripheral vascular disease (PVD) treatment and dialysis access management.

Dr. Peeler is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Dr. James Gardner

James Eric Gardner, MD

Dr. James Eric Gardner, M.D. is a vascular surgeon specializing in dialysis access creation and management. He is opening opportunities to do grafts, transpositions, banding and aneurysm repair at University Vascular Access Care.

Dr. Gardner graduated medical school from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his residency in categorical general surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

Dr. Gardner is board certified in general and vascular surgery.

Treatment & Services

University Vascular Access Care treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. Services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and treatment for uterine fibroids.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

University Vascular Access Care knows vascular care. Specializing in the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses, Dr. David Peeler treats and manages a range of vascular access issues using the latest in minimally invasive techniques in an outpatient setting. The center provides 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:

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. David Peeler 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. David Peeler 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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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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