Department of Nephrology
The Vascular Access Center
The Division of Nephrology is proud to provide all kinds of vascular access solutions to all patients receiving dialysis under very experienced doctors at University Hospital of Brooklyn. The access center is open Monday through Friday and also on Saturdays specifically for emergencies. The doctors are
- Dr. Moro Salifu, MD, Director
- Dr. Fasika Tedla, MD
- Dr. Dale Distant
All vascular access procedures are covered, including:
- Angioplasty for peripheral and central stenosis of dialysis access
- Fistula maturation procedures
- Declotting /thrombectomies
- Diagnostic venograms
- Catheter placement, removals, revisions and exchanges
- Vascular mapping for access placement
- Management of steal syndrome, large aneurysms, etc
Information for patients:
The Access Center located at 3839 Flatlands Ave (Corner of Flatbush and Flatlands) is an attractive modern facility designed specifically to address all access problems.
- If you are a new patient, you need to have vein mapping done by our experienced doctors before receiving access surgery. Vein mapping, as the name implies, is a test to see the map of your veins. The test tells the doctors which veins are good enough to be used for access. This information is necessary to identify the right vein for the right surgery.
- If you already have an access, you need to be monitored periodically to check for blockages (stenosis) and if blockages are detected they need to be dilated (angioplasty) using special balloons to prevent the access from clotting. When the access clots, it is more difficult to open it up (declot or thrombectomy).
- If you have a catheter, please get rid of it by getting your vein mapping done and getting your access surgery done quickly. The more you allow the catheter to stay in your veins, the more your veins will be damaged and you will lose them and get into problems that cannot be solved easily. A catheter is meant for temporary use only until you get your access. If you have a catheter please call or ask to be referred to the center so that vein mapping and your access surgery can be done quickly.
Contact Information and for appointments:
3839 Flatlands Ave (Corner of Flatbush and Flatlands)
Brooklyn, NY 11234