Dialysis Access Procedures

From surgical creation of dialysis access (AV Fistula or AV Graft) to minimally invasive procedures to help maintain a healthy access, our expert staff will help navigate you through your journey as we work closely with your nephrologists/dialysis centers. 

Warning Signs 

A Functioning Vascular Access is Vital for Dialysis. Warning Signs Your Access May Be Failing – 


  • Prolonged Bleeding 
  • Pain 
  • Difficult Cannulation 
  • Arm Swelling 
  • Aneurysm Formation/Growth 
  • High Venous Pressures 
  • No Thrill/Change in Thrill 
  • Infiltration
  • Non-maturing Fistula 
  • Redness/Drainage
  • Poor Clearance 
  • Clotting of Needles or Lines 
  • Abnormal Arterial Pressures 
  • Recirculation 
  • Poor Flow 


  • Pain 
  • Poor Catheter Flow (less than 300ml/min) 
  • Redness/Drainage 
  • Poor Clearance
  • Clotting of Lines
  • Recirculation 
  • Unable to Aspirate 

If you notice ANY of these symptoms, please inform your doctor or nurse immediately. 

What can I do to keep my dialysis access healthy? 

  • Examine your access daily to ensure there is a thrill
  • Keep site clean
  • Wash skin daily with soap and water
  • Avoid sleeping on your access arm
  • Avoid carrying heavy objects with your access arm
  • Avoid checking blood pressure on your access arm

I have a catheter: 

  • Keep site clean and dry
  • Dressing changes will be done at dialysis center
  • Transition to a fistula or a graft as soon as possible

Patient Reviews

Barbara Noble
Barbara Noble
The entire staff was super,very friendly and very prompt in servicing the patients
Marlo Jackson
Marlo Jackson
When I say the staff is so friendly,they treat you like family. just had a procedure done on 3/25/22. From The front desk staff, to the operating staff. Explain all that was going to happen to days after care. Thank You for taking great care of me.
Teretha Bell
Teretha Bell
Everyone was so caring. Very polite and they made sure everything was good
Cheri Clark-Archer
Cheri Clark-Archer
This was a great experience even though the wound didn’t take forever like the first time. I would say the team is very helpful and happy to help you with anything. I hope I don’t need to come back
Natasha Oliver
Natasha Oliver
I had great results from UFE shrink fibrosis If you don’t do permanent change I will go with this procedure.
Dr. Artangela Henry
Dr. Artangela Henry
The team at 901 Vascular is second to none. The treatment plan, explanation, bedside manner and staff were all outstanding. Every team member made me feel appreciated during my visit. I would recommend their services one hundred times over. Dr. Salazar and Jennifer (Nurse Practitioner) are the best!
Rosalyn Yates
Rosalyn Yates
I had the UFE procedure. I've noticed pressure in my lower abdomen which had me constantly going to restroom is much better. Dr. JOSHI is a nice professional doctor who takes the time to explain everything. So I hope everything goes well for me since having this procedure.
cheryl smith
cheryl smith
I had a great result. They took excellent care of me!
Shametria Mcghee
Shametria Mcghee
The staff of doctors are the best. I had my surgery March 26, 2021and it helped me so much I feel great. I’m also doing good and I will recommend them to anyone.

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