Vascular Care of South Carolina

Center Hours & Contact Information
121 Park Central Dr #100
Columbia, SC 29203 Get Directions
Vascular Center Hours
Open Today 7:00am – 4:00pm
Monday7:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 4:00pm
Friday7:00am – 12:00pm
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  • The Joint Commission Seal

Specializing in Dialysis Access Management

From the moment you arrive, you are treated as the number one priority. Vascular Care of South Carolina is dedicated to preserving the functionality of your access. With a goal of providing every patient with outstanding service without sacrificing warmth or personal attention, this clinical team is truly passionate about helping people and doing whatever it takes to make patients’ lives better. This commitment to personalized patient care is just one of the traits that sets this trusted vascular center apart from others in the Columbia area.

Board-certified medical director, Dr. Rajeev Shenoy, is a highly trained and skilled specialist, leading the team to always deliver the best care possible. Using the latest minimally invasive techniques, the professional staff of physicians treat and manage a wide spectrum of vascular access issues, performing all necessary procedures to re-establish adequate blood flow through a poorly functioning AV fistula or graft. The center’s exceptional team of registered nurses is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified by the American Heart Association.

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

Vascular Care of South Carolina is committed to superior service and delivering far more. Patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, Vascular Care of South Carolina offers same day/next day appointments when at all possible, allowing a prompt return to scheduled dialysis treatments. 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 Vascular Care of South Carolina 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 Vascular Care of South Carolina.

Vascular Care of South Carolina 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

Vascular Care of South Carolina specializes in dialysis access management in an outpatient environment.

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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.

Dr. Rajeev Shenoy, internist and medical director, and his team of highly trained physicians bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.


Dr. Dion Franga, Vascular Care of South Carolina

Dion Franga , M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.V.I.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Franga is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Interventional Nephrology by American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology and Endovascular surgery by the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He is registered in vascular interpretation-ARDMS. Dr. Franga completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and Bachelor science degree in biology, summa cum laude, from South Carolina State University. After Dr. Franga’s family member went on hemodialysis, he became very passionate about vascular access creations. He then trained under and worked with Dr John Ross in Orangeburg.  Dr Franga has 11 years of access creation experience, and his goal is always to provide each patient with the best access for them at the current time as well as planning for their future on dialysis.  With many years of experience at the Regional Medical Center, Dr. Dion Franga opened his own multi-disciplinary practice with patient care in mind.

Dr. Franga will be in our Columbia center every other Friday creating accesses, banding, and ligations. He will be seeing his consults and post ops in the offices of Columbia Nephrology in between his surgical procedures. If you have any questions regarding the referral process, please contact the access center.

Dr. Michael D Cook, MD, Internist and Medical Director at Azura Vascular Care

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Dr. Rajeev Shenoy, MD, Internest at Azura Vascular Care

Rajeev Shenoy, MD

Dr. Thomas Powell, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

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Treatment & Services

Vascular Care of South Carolina specializes in dialysis access management in an outpatient environment.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

Vascular Care of South Carolina knows vascular care. Specializing in the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses, Dr. Rajeev Shenoy 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.

Learn More About Dialysis Access Management

Procedures Include:

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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"They have pretty much done everything to my satisfaction."
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Feb 27, 2017
"All of the staff that worked there treated equally me well."
Vascular Care of South Carolina
Feb 27, 2017
"I think they are doing everything right. Just continue to do the service they do now."
Vascular Care of South Carolina
Feb 27, 2017
"Everybody was helpful, atmosphere was good so don't change anything."
Vascular Care of South Carolina
Feb 27, 2017