Nephrology & Dialysis Care
Interventional Radiology for Kidney Disease Treatments
A Coordinated Approach to Kidney Care
Dialysis access planning and management requires a collaborative effort of a coordinated team including the patient and the multi-specialty healthcare professionals involved. Midwest Radiology Vascular and Interventional Radiologists have a detailed knowledge and understanding not only of the patient’s disease process, but also of the alternatives available including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access. Working closely with nephrologists and urologists, our interventional radiology team cares for a variety of kidney conditions, including:
- Providing and maintaining venous access for dialysis
- Improving surgically placed arterial-venous connections for dialysis
- Diagnosing and treating kidney cancer
- Providing access for kidney stone removal
How are Interventional Nephrology Procedures Performed?
Most interventional radiology procedures for kidney disease require only a small incision the size of a pinhole, which reduces your pain and risk for complication. Compared to traditional surgery, interventional radiology also allows for a quicker recovery, as most procedures can be completed in one day. Many patients are discharged the same day of their procedure or within 24 hours.