Vascular access program

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Did you know that 25 percent of all hospitalizations for end-stage kidney disease patients are due to vascular access complications?

Our multidisciplinary center concept — the first in Virginia to address the quality of care for dialysis patients’ vascular access needs — involves nephrologists, surgeons and vascular radiologists in providing complete dialysis access patient care in the most efficient, economical and high-quality manner.

We aim to provide expedient access placement and management for patients requiring dialysis, to identify and prepare patients sooner, and to increase the use of fistulas. Placement of native AV fistulas maximizes access life and minimizes complications. Our goal is to reduce hospitalization time for our patients.