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2025 Richmond Ave, Suite 1LL, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 6:30am to 6:00pm


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Dialysis Access Management

VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENTS      DIALYSIS ACCESS MANAGEMENT      PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE CARE      ADDITIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES   

At Verrazano Vascular Associates, we offer the full scope of care for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to function. Patients who have ESRD need dialysis, an artificial process for removing waste products and excess fluids from the body that are normally eliminated by the kidneys. Drs. Tarantini and Rodino provide treatments from access creation to the maintenance of dialysis accesses.

To schedule a consultation call 718.370.0307, email Verrazano@fvc-na.com, or use our Appointment Form at the bottom of the page.


Arteriovenous Fistula & Graft Creation

Arteriovenous Fistula & Graft Creation

Our surgeons offer both arteriovenous fistula and graft creation. An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is created by surgically connecting a vein to an artery. Common locations are the wrist or above the elbow. An AVF is the preferred access type. An arteriovenous graft (AVG) is surgically created using synthetic material such as GORE-TEXTM to connect an artery and vein. The non-dominant arm is the most common location.

Vein Mapping

Vein Mapping

Vein mapping is performed to determine the diameter, length and suitability of the superficial veins for placement of a dialysis access, performed with contrast or ultrasound.

Angioplasty, Stenting, & Fistula Salvage

Angioplasty, Stenting, & Fistula Salvage

Many poorly functioning accesses suffer from stenosis, which is a blockage or narrowing in the access. To open up stenosis, we may intervene with angioplasty and/or stent placement to improve blood flow. In angioplasty, a small balloon, mounted on a catheter, is inflated within the blood vessel, expanding the narrowed access. If necessary, we may also insert a metal stent to maintain even blood flow throughout the access. For arteriovenous (AV) fistulas and grafts that have not "matured" for optimal dialysis treatment, we can provide a series of angioplasty and/or stenting treatments to expand the access. This set of access interventions over the course of a few weeks is known as Fistula Salvage.

Thrombectomy & Thrombolysis

Thrombectomy & Thrombolysis

For clotted accesses, we offer thrombectomy (or embolectomy), to remove blood clots or thrombus from the access. Mechanical thrombectomy devices can remove thrombus from both arteriovenous fistulas and grafts using a vacuum effect to pull clots out. Another alternative to a thrombectomy is thrombolysis. With thrombolysis, pharmacological agents help break down the blood clots.

Dialysis Catheter Placement and Removal

Dialysis Catheter Placement and Removal

We offer dialysis catheter placements, so patients can receive dialysis treatment right away. These catheters are flexible hollow tubes typically placed in the superior vena cava but there are several types of catheters. However, dialysis catheters are only a temporary solution for dialysis accesses, since they are prone to clotting, infection, and kinking and typically would only be used for up to three weeks. A catheter may be placed while a fistula or graft is wating to mature. When you've received a functional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula or graft or it has matured, we will also safely remove your dialysis catheter.



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