Interventional Nephrology | UnityPoint Health Quad Cities

Interventional Nephrology

Interventional nephrology provides state-of-the-art dialysis access support for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. This is especially important for dialysis dependent end-stage renal disease patients. With increasing number of people on dialysis as well as patients who present with significant vascular disease, vascular access problems have become extremely common. Vascular access is the lifeline of dialysis patients, therefore, it is extremely important to maintain functional vascular access.

Our interventional nephrology team performs declotting and/or angioplasty promptly when the problems arise in vascular access. Services may include:

  • Implantation of central catheters for hemodialysis
  • Cuffed tunnel catheter replacement
  • Evaluation of arteriovenous access
  • Opening of clotted accesses (thrombolysis and angioplasty)
  • Implantation of peritoneal dialysis catheters
  • Stent placement for venous stenosis
  • Placement of port catheters for chemotherapy

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