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Dialysis Access Center

Best Hospitals Nephrology 2018-2019 badgeDMC Harper University Hospital has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2018-19 Best Hospital in Nephrology.

The Dialysis Access Center at DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for people with chronic and acute kidney failure. We are conveniently located in midtown Detroit, just a few miles from many outpatient dialysis centers.

As a patient at the Dialysis Access Center, you’ll receive expert care from a team of specialists, including nephrologists, surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventionists, dietitians and nurses. You will also have access to nationally recognized specialists if you need a kidney transplant or expert care for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.

Our Services

We provide comprehensive services to help patients make and manage a healthy access point for dialysis treatments. Ideally, this process should begin long before the patient needs to start treatment. Our services are categorized into three groups:

  • Making Access – planning, preparing and creating access at all stages of your treatment. We cater to your individual needs through access education, a vein preservation program, same day vein mapping, fast access creation and catheter placement services.
  • Maturing Access – developing and revising access. Once access is placed, we walk you through the process of maturation and revision until access is fully functional. This may require early intervention and revision, additional ultrasounds and fistulograms, as well as prompt catheter removal to minimize potential complications.
  • Maintaining Access – maintaining and monitoring access to ensure longevity of your access. We provide maintenance and surveillance of your access with comprehensive and regular access screening and interventions, angioplasty/stenting, quick access declotting and revision, and catheter maintenance.

Click here for more information on dialysis. For pediatric dialysis services, visit our pediatric dialysis center at Children’s Hospital of Michigan here.

To schedule an appointment, call (866) 966-VASC (8272).

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