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Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Nephrology & Dialysis Care

Interventional Radiology for Kidney Disease Treatments

Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment option for patients suffering from renal failure or chronic kidney disease. Vascular access is the direct method of accessing your bloodstream to remove, filter and return blood when the kidneys can no longer function sufficiently. Vascular access, therefore, is vitally important to health and quality of life for patients on dialysis. Midwest Radiology provides the most advanced, effective vascular-access management care available today. Our board-certified interventional radiologists perform the complete range of leading edge outpatient procedures for dialysis patients with vascular access problems.

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.