WICHITA NEPHROLOGY GROUP SERVICES

Vascular Access

ReVask Center

Individuals obtaining dialysis treatment require dialysis access— either a catheter for Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) or a vascular access for hemodialysis. Unfortunately, patients may experience difficulty with access and a typical dialysis patient requires at least one access intervention each year.

Location Information

Your dialysis unit or nephrologist may refer you to the ReVask Center and make an appointment for your access issues. If you have questions, please contact our main office at (316) 263-5891 or 1-800-234-4565.

How We Can Help

At the ReVask Center, the medical director, Dr. Wissam Saliba, and Wichita Nephrology Group physicians who specialize in interventional nephrology evaluate and manage access sites used for dialysis treatments. We strive to improve patient outcomes and exceed standards for quality of care.

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    Balloon Angioplasty

    This procedure treats the most common access problem, which is narrowing (”stenosis”) of the access’s opening or of the blood vessel attached to it.

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    Declotting

    If your access does stop flowing, it means that blood has clotted. This is treated with a procedure similar to angioplasty — the difference is that in addition to stretching the vessel wall, the blood clot within the access is removed.

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    Catheter Placement

    If the access is clotted, it may be impossible to open it and restore blood flow. When this happens, the physician may need to insert a catheter until other arrangements can be made.

Your Appointment & What to Expect

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Questions or Need More Information?

Questions about the ReVask Center should be directed to the Wichita Nephrology Group at (316) 263-5891 or 1-800-234-4565.