Office Based Lab (OBL)

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The Vascular Access Center was launched on June 23, 2010.  In the intervening months before the end of 2010, 425 procedures were performed ranging from endovenous treatment of varicose veins to lower limb and aorto-pelvic angiography with angioplasty and stenting.  A cornerstone of the facility's mission is to support the maintenance of Collier County and southern Lee County's hemodialysis population from development of vascular access fistula and graft failures.  Comprehensive management from access ultrasonography to same day de-clotting procedures is provided.  The hemodialysis patient population is given high priority in preventing graft failures and avoiding unnecessary long term dialysis catheter use.  Since 2011, the facility's mission has added an expanded role in the treatment of patients with chronic critical limb ischemia utilizing long sought after atherectomy tools for long segment disease and below knee interventions for limb preservation.  Coordinated care with outpatient wound care centers across Collier County's multi-healthcare systems places avoidance of limb loss at the highest premium.