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Welcome to University Vascular Access Care

At University Vascular Access (UVA), our goal is to improve the quality of life for hemodialysis patients. UVA physicians and nurses proactively care for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to improve their health and prevent and resolve complications. We are dedicated to providing high quality outpatient vascular access — a minor surgery procedure used to make it easier to access the blood of ESRD patients.

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Our Medical Services

From angioplasty procedures to inserting peritoneal catheters UVA has a full line of services.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

The fibroids shrink because embolization cuts off the supply of blood and nutrients which had allowed the fibroid to grow. The uterus has other sources of blood so it is not effected. With the shrinkage of the fibroid, uterine fibroid embolization has a high record of success at...

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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Our PAD screening and treatment programs focus on identifying and caring for PAD patients early. We actively seek to improve the quality of life and reduce the potential health risks for our patients through PAD testing and early intervention. What is PAD? Peripheral Arterial...

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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....
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Declotting/Thrombectomy is required when an 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.

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Our Doctors

At UVA you're in great hands. Learn more about our doctors and staff.

David Peeler, MD

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Peeler earned his medical degree from UTCHS. In addtion to a diagostic radiology residency at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, he completed an interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. The director of several...

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Brad Canada, MD

Certifications: Dr. Canada is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Nephrology. Medical Degree: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Internship and Residency: (Internal Medicine) Methodist Hospitals of...

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