When a patient’s kidneys have failed, venous access, or access to the blood system, must be introduced and sustained for dialysis treatments. Dialysis is a process used to treat patients whose kidneys are not working properly. It involves a special machine and tubing that removes blood from the body, cleanses it of waste and extra fluid and then returns it back to the body. To help maintain the life and functionality of the dialysis access our treatments are listed below:
Fistula and Graft Evaluation Treatment Angioplasty and Stenting Vein Mapping Placement and Exchange of Dialysis Catheters PD Catheters Thrombolysis / Thrombectomy
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.
Uterine fibroids can cause severe symptoms in some women, including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and swelling of the abdomen. Uterine artery (fibroid) embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys fibroid tissue and eases these symptoms. It provides an alternative to surgery in order to remove fibroids. A slender, flexible tube (catheter) is used to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries, which supply blood to your fibroids and uterus. The goal is to block the fibroid blood vessels, starving the fibroids and causing them to shrink and die.