A nationally recognized, interventional nephrology service

SLUCare nephrologists performed their first interventional nephrology procedure in March 2000. Since then, the program has grown into a comprehensive, nationally recognized, service staffed by three certified full-time and one part-time nephrologist.

The interventional service has expertise in the following procedures:

  • Angiography and angioplasty of AV fistulae and grafts
  • Angiography and angioplasty of the central venous system
  • Placement, maintenance and removal of tunneled dialysis catheters
  • Placement of PICC lines and ports
  • Thrombectomy of AV fistulae and grafts
  • Placement of intravascular stents
  • Coiling of accessory veins in the management of poorly developing AV fistulae
  • Placement of trans-lumbar dialysis catheters
  • Trans-jugular renal biopsy
  • Percutaneous biopsy of native and transplanted kidneys
  • Placement of abdominal and pre-sternal peritoneal dialysis catheters

To schedule a procedure, call (314) 577-8765.