Dialysis Access Care

815-227-9700

Access Center Physicians

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David Saldanha, MD

Krishna Sankaran, MD

John Maynard, MD

Syed Ahmed, MD

HOURS:

Mon    7am-3pm

Tues    7am-3pm

Wed    7am-3pm

Thurs   7am-3pm

Fri       7am-3pm

The following procedures are performed in our center in support of optimum dialysis access health:

  • Vessel Mapping

  • Angiogram

  • Angioplasty

  • Thrombectomy (declot)

  • Endovascular Stent Placement

  • Hemodialysis Catheter insertion, exchange, removal and repair

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion

Early detection and timely resolution of access dysfunction are critical to access preservation.  Timely resolution leads to fewer missed dialysis treatments and a lower frequency of hospitalization.  The most common dialysis access problem is

the narrowing of the access or the blood vessel attached to it.  This narrowing, called stenosis, can lead to clotting of the access.  If this happens, dialysis treatments will not be effective and the access may eventually stop flowing.