Dialysis Access and Venuous Access


dialysis_kidneyAt Advanced Vascular Associates, we provide the latest and most effective diagnosis and treatment options for kidney conditions that result from problems with the blood vessels, including renal artery stenosis which is a narrowing of the arteries that feed the kidneys;

At Advanced Vascular Associates, we combine medical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and a compassionate, team-based approach to quickly diagnose and treat your condition.

Invasive and non-invasive tests we use to diagnose your condition include:

  • Arteriography;
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA);
  • Spiral computed tomography (CT) scans;
  • Ultrasound

Advanced Vascular Associates has a history of adopting innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology to deliver the most advanced, proven treatments available. We provide the full range of open and minimally invasive approaches to treating kidney disease, and we are a leader in offering minimally invasive alternatives to open surgical procedures. Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive procedures use smaller incisions to gain access to the kidneys, which typically means less discomfort and infection risk and quicker healing time for you. Although we will recommend the right procedure even if it means open surgery, we prefer to use a minimally invasive approach so we can get you back to your life as quickly as possible. Treatments we offer for kidney conditions include:

  • Angioplasty and renal stenting
  • Renal bypass; and
  • Renal endarterectomy

For patients whose kidneys are severely diseased, we offer dialysis access services.

Dialysis Access. When your kidneys are unable to filter your blood effectively, hemodialysis (dialysis) may be necessary. In dialysis, a machine called a dialyzer performs the function of your kidneys by filtering your blood. In dialysis access, a doctor creates an easy-to-access entry site into your bloodstream. Often placed under the skin in your arm, leg, or chest, it enables quick, safe, and easy flow of blood to and from your body during dialysis. Dialysis removes waste and excess minerals, such as salt and potassium, from your blood, and helps to control your blood pressure. Blood moves through a tube from your body to the dialyzer. The dialyzer filters your blood and then it returns to your body through another tube. At Advanced Vascular Associates, we offer the full range of dialysis access and dialysis access management, including:

  • Fistulas
  • Grafts
  • Catheters