When a patient’s kidneys have failed, venous access, or access to the blood system, must be introduced and sustained for dialysis treatments. Accurate placement of a chronic dialysis catheter can provide this necessary access. CDCs have an opening (arterial port), for blood flowing out and an additional opening (venous port) for blood returning after it passes through the dialysis machine. These types of catheters are carefully inserted in the neck or the chest. Our dialysis access treatments are listed below:
- Thrombolysis / Thrombectomy
- Fistula and Graft Evaluation Treatment
- Angioplasty and Stenting
- Vein Mapping
- Placement and Exchange of Dialysis Catheters
- PD Catheters
Peripheral arterial disease is a circulatory problem which is common. PAD is a condition in which plaque calcifies in the arteries that transport blood to your limbs and organs. Plaque is made up of a combination of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances in the blood. When PAD is developed, your extremities (typically your legs) fail to obtain adequate blood flow to keep up with the demand of your day-to-day activity. This creates symptoms, which usually include leg discomfort and pain while walking. Our peripheral arterial disease treatments are listed below:
- Peripheral Angiography
- Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting
- Atherectomy Procedures
- Limb Salvage
A PICC line is a soft, long and narrow catheter (tube) that is inserted into a vein in your arm, leg or neck. The tip of the catheter is positioned in a large vein, which carries the blood to the heart. The PICC line is used for intravenous (IV) antibiotics, nutrition or medications that are needed long-term. A PICC line is also used for blood draws.
A Permacath insertion is the placement of a special IV line into the blood vessel in your neck or upper chest, just under the collarbone. This type of catheter is used for short-term dialysis treatment.