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.
Education and Credentials
|Education||Medical University of South Carolina and Bachelor science degree in biology, summa cum laude, from South Carolina State University|
|Residency||general surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta|
|Board Certification||General Surgeon, Interventional Nephrologist, and Endovascular Surgeon|