An important part of a vascular service is to provide dialysis patients with a working fistula, graft, or catheter. At PCVI we are proud to be the first in the community to offer a dedicated dialysis access center.
Our vascular surgeons work directly with nephrologists and dialysis center staff in the area to give our patients the best way to receive dialysis. With our Angio Suite, we can often correct any problem or even potential problem within 24 to 36 hours. This means minimal interruption of dialysis for the patients, and minimal catheter usage for dialysis.
If a catheter is necessary, we will provide alternative access site so we can get the catheter out as soon as possible. We are committed to the national “Fistula First” program and will search for all possible veins to give you a fistula and keep it working.