Drs. Yazan Khatib, Youssef Al-Saghir and Ahmad Younes created another FCCI first by being the first interventional cardiologists in Florida and second in the nation to perform the percutaneous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) procedure utilizing the WavelinQ EndoAVF device.
The WavelinQ is a next generation device that enables our doctors to perform a non-surgical AVF access, eliminating the need for complicated open surgery on dialysis patients. During a fistula operation, two thin, flexible, magnetic catheters are inserted into an artery and vein in the arm through a small puncture. This technique gives the patient a chance to use their natural blood vessels avoiding surgical scarring and minimizing arm disfigurement associated with open surgery. “It is an honor to bring this innovative technology to the area and provide patients with care they would otherwise not receive,” says Dr. Khatib. No wounds, no sutures, minimal scarring if any, and most importantly, no catheters.
In addition, we would like to thank Orange Park Medical Center’s Ultrasound, Day Surgery, Cath Lab, PACU departments for their amazing collaboration. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, patients who depend on dialysis access do not have to travel out of the county for non-surgical AVF procedure.