The Mission

Finding a Better Way

Bluegrass Vascular, founded by John Gurley, M.D., is dedicated to developing innovative lifesaving devices and methods that address limitations with current vascular access procedures.


The Current Situation

Limited Vascular Access

Many patients rely on permanent vascular access to receive vital therapies such as hemodialysis, chemotherapy and nutrition. While permanent access can take 4 months to mature, hemodialysis patients receive therapy via a central venous catheter (CVC).


The Problem

Compromised Therapy

40% of patients who receive CVCs can develop a venous obstruction. The current approach is to move to another central vein for CVC placement. “Going left” greatly reduces the ability to place and mature a functioning fistula.1


The Objective

Restore Vein Access

Bluegrass Vascular has developed a Don’t Go Left approach to reliably and repeatedly restore access, which avoids using left-sided veins. Our unique approach is designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce cost of care.


The Solution

Introducing the unique, minimally invasive Surfacer® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System.



1. Data on file at Bluegrass Vascular