Dialysis Access Management & Care

 

At Azura Vascular Care, our physicians offer a full range of clinically proven, minimally invasive, outpatient dialysis access management treatments for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who are on dialysis.

ESRD, also known as kidney failure, is the final stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and requires some form of kidney replacement therapy such as dialysis or transplantation to sustain life.

More than 700,000 patients in the United States are currently diagnosed with ESRD and require dialysis in order to live.

Our physicians, who include interventional radiologists, interventional nephrologists, and vascular surgeons, are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience, which focuses on superior dialysis access care. This philosophy spans across our 60+ dialysis access centers throughout the United States. We offer procedures for access creation, placement and management to correct dysfunctional accesses.

Access creation and placement procedures we provide

Types of Dialysis AccessPrior to creating or placing an access, your physician will perform a physical examination and assessment to determine the best location for access placement.  Based on the outcomes of the physical examination and assessment, it may be necessary to perform an angiogram and/or vessel mapping to determine whether your veins and arteries will support an arteriovenous fistula (AV fistula) or an arteriovenous graft (AV graft).

After completing the evaluation and assessment, you and your physician will determine which access type is right for you. This will depend upon your overall health, your preferences, when you began or will begin dialysis, and if you have any pre-existing conditions.

We offer several minimally invasive access creation and placement procedures:

Treatments we provide for a dysfunctional access

Once you have a functioning access in place and are using it for dialysis treatment, caring for your access is extremely important and the best way to prevent it from malfunctioning.  However, even when you take the best care of your access, you may experience problems.  If a malfunction occurs, dialysis may not work effectively, so it is important to immediately get your access checked and, if necessary, treated so that it continues to work effectively.

If your access is clotted,  delivers an  inadequate blood flow rate, is showing signs of infections such as being swollen, red, warm to the touch or is painful, our physicians may use several minimally invasive procedures to correct the problem, including:

How we can help you with dialysis access management

When you visit one of our freestanding, outpatient vascular centers for dialysis access management procedures you will be ensured an easy scheduling process and met with a team of medical professionals dedicated to providing you with excellent outcomes and a quick recovery.

At Azura Vascular Care, we work every day to deliver far more than our patients expect. We bring our full range of medical capabilities and service excellence to every patient, every visit at each of our centers nationwide.

If you would like to learn more about a specific medical condition leading to dialysis, or about dialysis itself, Fresenius Kidney Care is a complete resource for CKD.


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