The vascular system is made up of the vessels that carry our blood: arteries and veins.
Anyone, at any age, can experience a circulatory or vascular problem. Most often, it is the elderly who seem to fall victim to blood flow problems or vascular disease.
Catholic Health is the region’s leader in vascular care, performing 52% of all procedures in the Buffalo region. For more than 40 years, our vascular surgeons have provided a full range of services for those suffering from:
We are proud to offer traditional surgery as well as state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, endovascular procedures that mean shorter stays and quicker recoveries.
In fact, we were the first in Western New York to use a minimally invasive approach for Endovascular Repair of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Catholic Health surgeons perform more than 60% of all AAA repairs in Erie County. Our experience places our physicians in the top 3% nationally.
We emphasize early detection of vascular disease, which can reduce the risk of serious complications. Our non-invasive vascular laboratory performs testing for the detection of vascular disease of the carotid arteries, aorta and lower extremities.
The Dialysis Access Center (DAC) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo helps patients manage their care and keep their access sites in good condition for uninterrupted dialysis treatments.
The center is staffed by a team of surgical interventionalists, physician assistants, registered nurses, and special procedure and ultrasound technicians. Together, this team of renal specialists employs the latest evaluation tools, treatments and surgical interventions.
Dr. George A. Blessios is the director of the DAC.
The DAC is located on the 4th floor of the hospital (Main building). For more information, or to make an appointment, please call the Dialysis Access Center at (716) 819-9750.
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