Taking the Uncertainty out of the Patient Experience
Our Facility at AccessCare Vascular was specifically designed with two key components in mind:
1) Patient Comfort
From routine office appointments, vascular testing, to procedures, our facility fully encompasses the patient journey. From the moment you walk through the door you will feel at ease thanks to our facilities modern, clean, and comforting design. In addition, our facility has the most up to date imaging machines and surgical equipment, giving you the most optimal care and diagnoses. We hope that the tour will give you an inside look into what you can expect on the day of your appointment or procedure.
The patient journey begins with check in at the front desk with our receptionist. The waiting area has multiple TVs, educational materials, and information on patient success stories. Family members and friends are welcome to wait in this area during the patients procedure and our nurses will give updates to them throughout the procedure.
Most of our patients who come in for office appointment will require vascular testing beforehand. Our vascular technicians perform non-invasive studies including ultrasound and blood pressure cuff placement on the arms and legs. Your physician uses the images and data to get an inside look at your circulation and decide which treatment option may be necessary. These studies usually require patients to lie flat for around 10-15 minutes.
Our Three Vascular Technicians
Here is an example of one of our common non-invasive ultrasound studies that we perform. This is an abdominal aortic ultrasound where a probe is placed over the stomach to measure the size of the aorta for any signs of an aneurysm.
For patients who are here for an office appointment, this is where you will first meet with our medical assistants who will take your vitals and record your history. Afterwards, your surgeon will come in and learn more about your story and will discuss your vascular study results. Our surgeons will work with you to combine your story and vascular studies to create customized and appropriate treatment plans ranging from behavioral change to surgery.
For patients undergoing a procedure, this is where your journey begins. Depending on the procedure, you will arrive 1-2 hours before the procedure to our recovery area. Your vitals will be taken and the proper medications and fluids will be administered by our nursing staff. You will receive a sedative. This is called conscious sedation, which is used to relax you and causes many patients to fall asleep during the procedure. In addition, local anesthesia or numbing medication is applied to the skin where the surgeon will make a small incision. After your procedure, you will be transferred back to the recovery area for a couple of hours where you will be monitored by our nursing staff. You will be discharged the same day as your procedure and will need a friend or family member to drive you home. We have TVs, snacks, and drinks for our patients during their recovery.
Procedures at AccessCare can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the treatment. Throughout the duration of the procedure, you will be closely monitored by the surgeon and support staff to ensure that you are comfortable and doing well. Our procedures are minimally invasive and utilize x-ray technology and contrast injections to visualize the blood vessels without having to make a large incision.