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Published on April 01, 2010

Crozer Opens Dialysis Access Center
at Brinton Lake

GLEN MILLS - With the introduction of the Dialysis Access Center at Brinton Lake, Crozer-Chester Medical Center now offers comprehensive dialysis access services just minutes from dialysis centers in Delaware County and Chester County.

The Dialysis Access Center is located in Suite 210 of the Crozer Medical Center at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive in Glen Mills. The Center is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art dialysis access services in a convenient and easily accessible setting. A department of Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the Center’s experienced team helps develop management plans for meeting dialysis access needs.  

“Our center aims to be at the forefront of providing care to patients on dialysis in our community. Our staff of experienced, friendly specialists provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach that will guide patients from start to finish. The team is led by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, including, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and nephrologists,” says Chad Brecher, M.D., an interventional radiologist who serves as the medical director of the center. “Patients also benefit from a connection to a hospital and health system that have demonstrated a strong, lasting commitment to providing top quality renal care to patients throughout Delaware and Chester counties.”

The Dialysis Access Center team offers a range of services for patients, including:

  • Catheter placement/exchange: Placing a catheter or replacing one that a patient is having a problem with.
  • Catheter removal: When a patient has a usable permanent access for dialysis, the catheter can be removed.
  • Thrombolysis/thrombectomy: Commonly called a “declot,” this procedure involves removing blood clots from a patient’s access to allow for a renewed blood flow and adequate dialysis treatment.
  • Central venous access placement for temporary use: Placing a catheter within a vein in the patient’s neck or groin to enable dialysis while awaiting a new surgical access or maturation of a fistula. 
  • Fistulagram: Performed to monitor the function of a fistula.
  • Graft study: Performed to monitor the function of a graft.
  • Duplex ultrasound: Performed to evaluate the condition and blood flow of a fistula or graft. 
  • Graft or fistula revision: Grafts or fistulas can be studied to determine the cause of any underlying problems and have these issues addressed with balloon dilatation and/or stenting.
  • Venous or special mapping: Placing a small IV in a patient’s hand to inject IV contrast (dye) to determine where best to place a patient’s fistula or graft.
  • Venous angioplasty: Introducing a balloon into the vessel and inflating it, thereby opening up a narrowed portion of the vein. 

The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday by appointment. Most major insurances are accepted. Ample, free parking is available.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (610) 579-3515.


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