Vascular Access Center

The San Diego Vascular Access Center was established in 2002 and is a part of the Balboa Nephrology Medical Group family.

It is a free-standing, office-based surgery center providing both placement and maintenance of hemodialysis vascular access, peritoneal dialysis access as well as the treatment of peripheral artery disease in patients with kidney disease.

Using state of the art technology, Dr. Terry Behrend, BNMG’s CMO, and Dr. David Namazy, SDVAC’s medical director, along with their highly trained clinical staff, have been delivering care and treatment to the San Diego community since 2002. Recognizing that a working access is the lifeline of a patient with kidney disease, The San Diego Vascular Access Center is devoted to patient care and works closely with the renal care community to ensure each and every patient gets the treatment they need.

Vascular Access Center

6402 El Cajon Blvd #100
San Diego, CA 92115

Phone 619-582-4490  |  Fax 619-582-4737

Terry Behrend, M.D.
Dr. Behrend joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He practices in the College area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Behrend attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He went on to complete both his residency and Nephrology fellowship training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri.

Outside of work, Dr. Behrend enjoys anything technology related, snowboarding and college football.
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David Namazy, M.D.
Dr. Namazy joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He practices in the College area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Namazy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, he completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Namazy also specializes in management of dialysis vascular access and non-surgical arteriovenous fistula creation and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

In his free time, he enjoys travel and exercise.
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