Fresno Ambulatory Surgical Center offers the opportunity to improve patient outcomes and quality of life while helping physicians concentrate on proactive care and early intervention.
Our goal is to work with local physicians and surgeons to improve the delivery and outcomes of interventional vascular access care through our dedicated outpatient center.
Pioneer in Field
Over the last year, the healthcare community has witnessed remarkable improvements in the administration of vascular access care. Previously, end-stage renal disease patients all too often received sub-optimal vascular access care. Few physicians were dedicated to this area of practice and there was little coordination between specialists, patients and dialysis facilities. Access problems were often identified and treated only after they had become severe. As a result, costs for care were high, patient quality of life suffered and outcomes were poor.
In 2008, The Nephrology Group Vascular Access Center was opened to specifically address these deficiencies and improve the delivery and coordination of vascular access care to ESRD patients. Through this approach, this area of healthcare has witnessed significant improvements. Today, delivering vascular access care in a dedicated outpatient environment has become the standard for care.
AAAHC accreditation means that the organization participates in on-going self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves health care professionals, at least every three years. AAAHC has been surveying and accrediting ambulatory surgery centers since our founding in 1979.
In 2018, we have now become Fresno Ambulatory Surgical Center and are accredited by AAAHC.
Physicians, Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists who use Fresno Ambulatory Surgical Center maintain control over the continuum of patient care. Nephrologists know their patients and how vascular access impacts all other facets of care. Our dedicated group of Interventional Nephrologists are able to take a more active role in overseeing and caring for their patients' vascular access. Since opening, we have performed over 20,000 procedures with an overall procedure success rate of 98%.