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Dialysis Access Management

These studies are performed to monitor the function of the fistula or graft. This is a diagnostic procedure done in the operating room.  See our Dialysis Access Management page for the various types of access procedures we can perform.

Central Venous Access

Chest and Arm Ports. We can place these types of long term catheters in your arm or chest for your long term needs. These types of catheters can be used for antibiotics, chemotherapy and nutrition support as well. The advantage of these types of catheters is that they are placed under the skin and are not easily noticeable.

Tunneled Catheter placement for nutrition support, antibiotics and chemotherapy - we can also put a catheter in for Long term Antibiotic therapy from infections related to procedures. We also do this for nutrition support for Total Parentarel Nutrition (TPN), Peripheral Parentarel Nutrition (PPN) and for patients needing central venous access for Chemotherapy usage.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease — also known as P.A.D. — is a common, yet serious, disease that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. P.A.D. develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque—fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs raise your risk for heart attack or stroke.

Adults over age 50—especially African Americans—are at risk for P.A.D. It affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over age 50. The risk for P.A.D. increases if you smoke or used to smoke; have diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol; or have a history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke.

Clinical P.A.D. Treatments: Angioplasty, atharectomy, stenting procedures, bypass graft surgery will not cure P.A.D. however they can improve the blood circulation to your legs and your ability to walk.

Using imaging for guidance, the interventional radiologist threads a catheter through the femoral artery in the groin to the blocked artery in the legs. Then a balloon is inflated to open the blood vessel where it is narrowed or blocked. In some cases it may need to be held open with a stent, a tiny metal cylinder. This treatment is minimally invasive and does not require surgery it is just a small nick in the skin the size of a pencil tip.

To learn more about peripheral Arterial Disease visit www.padcoalition.org.

Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins