Vascular Access Program at Mass General (Interventional Nephrology)

Vascular Access Program (Interventional Nephrology)

This clinic offers complete evaluation and consultation for hemodialysis patients with complicated hemodialysis vascular access problems.

Call us to schedule an appointment: 617-643-0765

Overview

The Vascular Access Program (Interventional Nephrology Clinic) offers consultation for patients with renal artery stenosis, as well as peripheral artery diseases related to hemodialysis vascular access (fistulas or grafts). The pre-hemodialysis or hemodialysis patients with problematic hemodialysis fistulas or grafts are also evaluated before further surgical and endovascular interventions.

The program provides diagnostic venography for pre-surgical planning of fistula or graft creation as well as a full range of endovascular interventions for problematic fistulas or grafts: angioplasty, stent placement, collateral vein coiling, and thrombectomy as required for the maintenance of adequate dialysis fistula or grafts. The interventional nephrology service also places temporary and semi-permanent tunneled dialysis access catheters and provides comprehensive management for complications of vascular access issues.

For more information, please contact the Vascular Access Program Coordinator at 617-643-0765.

About this Program

In an effort to optimize the care of our nephrology patients, we developed an interventional nephrology program that effectively deals with vascular access-related procedures in a timely manner. This approach has minimized delays, decreased hospitalizations and the use of temporary catheters, and improved the medical care of our chronic dialysis patients.

The Vascular Access Program has expertise in many procedures, including:

  1. Angiography and angioplasty of AV fistulae/grafts
  2. Angiography and angioplasty of the central venous system
  3. Placement, maintenance, and removal of tunneled dialysis catheters
  4. Venography and/or sonographic venous mapping for pre-surgical planning
  5. Thrombectomy of AV fistulae/grafts
  6. Placement of intravascular stents
  7. Coiling of accessory veins in the management of poorly developing AV fistulae
  8. Placement of trans-lumbar dialysis catheters
  9. Trans-jugular renal biopsies

Our Team

Nephrology

Radiology

Nursing

  • Mary Anne Malloy, RN

  • Ann Mini, RN

  • Linda Ann Romano, RN

Conditions & Diseases

The links below provide more information about the conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.

News

  • Vascular Center celebrates five years - 11/6/2009, Mass General

    MGH Hotline 11.06.09 More than 100 MGH Vascular Center physicians, nurses and staff members gathered at the Liberty Hotel ballroom Oct. 28 to celebrate five years of excellence in clinical care, education and research.

Contact

Contact Us

Vascular Access Program (Interventional Nephrology)

GRB 100355 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Phone: 617-643-0765
  • Fax: 617-643-7409

Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 6:30 am-5:00 pm

Call us to schedule an appointment: 617-643-0765

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