CDC Access Care

CDC Access Care is a freestanding outpatient vascular access center dedicated to dialysis patients.

CDC Access Care
7690 First Place, Building D, Suite E-1
Oakwood Village, Ohio 44146
(440) 439-5416

Dialysis patients need a vascular access in order to connect their bloodstream to the dialysis machine that cleans their blood. Due to historically lower complication rates, the preferred access is a native arteriovenous fistula (AVF). A surgeon creates the AVF by surgically connecting the patient’s vein to an artery.


Even Patients with the best access typically require at least one procedure each year to maintain proper blood flow. In the past, patients may have been inconvenienced with long waits, unnecessary hospital stays or even missed dialysis treatments. CDC Access Care was created to provide the highest quality access care available for the maintenance of AVFs, or other vascular access, and to maximize complications.

CDC Access Care’s dedicated professionals provide patients with a prompt response and convenient care so they will not miss a treatment.

What to Expect

  • Your nephrologist or surgeon will refer you to the Center.
  • The Center will coordinate your procedure and next dialysis treatment.
  • The Physician and medical staff are specifically trained to treat dialysis access problems.
  • Dress comfortably and bring your insurance cards.
  • Your access with be examined. Your vital signs and medical history will be reviewed.
  • The doctor and nurses will describe the procedure.
  • Most procedures will take about 45 minutes.
  • After a short recovery, you will be given a snack and discharge instruction. You will be able to return home or to dialysis.
  • Dialysis care is available next door at CDC Oakwood.
  • A complete report will be sent to your doctor and your dialysis center.

Types of Treatment Procedures

Vein Mapping

Vein Mapping is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the best place to create an arteriovenous fistula. Pictures are taken of the anatomy and sent back to the surgeon for review prior to surgery.

Balloon Angioplasty

Balloon Angioplasty treats the most common access problem, which is narrowing of the dialysis access point.  Successful angioplasty widens the access opening and prevents clotting. Dye is injected into the access site and a small balloon and catheter are inserted and inflated. Expansion stretches the vessel wall and improves blood flow.


Declotting/Thrombectomy is required when and access point stops flowing because blood has clotted. Treatment is similar to angioplasty. In addition to stretching the vessel wall, the clot within the access is also removed.

Catheter Placement, Replacement, Removal and Exchange

Patients without a functioning access point often require catheters. Existing catheters can be maintained, and new catheters can be inserted if blood flow cannot otherwise be restored.

Pain Management

• Image guided injections for pain; epidural; joint injections; trigger points; nerve ablations
• Percutaneous image guided cryoablation for treatment of painful osseous metastatic disease