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Annie Collum, BSN, RN

Annie Collum, RN, BSN is RIA Senior Manager, Physician Liason in Denver, Colorado

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September 8, 2020, , ,

Patient Stories: Fistula Procedure Increased Mobility for David J.

What brought you to RIA Endovascular?

I have a history of Crohn’s disease. This has caused multiple issues over the years. About three years ago, after having a vascular surgery with horrible outcomes, I was introduced to Dr. Nick Yee. At the time I could hardly move. I had severe leg swelling and multiple issues that were debilitating.

How was your experience at RIA Endovascular?

Dr. Yee was able to find a solution when no one else could. After my procedure with him I had decreased swelling and increased mobility. My state of mind was so much better. I was on disability early and this was difficult to accept. Seeing progress in my health was very encouraging.

Other issues did occur that led to problems with my kidneys. After multiple procedures I was starting to give up when Dr. Yee promised me a fistula. I had been told this wasn’t possible, but Dr. Yee had a new percutaneous fistula procedure that no one else could do.

What would you tell others about your RIA Endovascular experience?

I now have a working fistula. My swelling and discomfort continue to be decreased. Every procedure has gone well. I am so thankful for Dr. Yee and the team at RIA Endovascular. Everyone is on the same page. This is very comforting to me. The bedside manner of the doctors and staff at the clinic is fantastic.

My wife and I both feel the same. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Watching and going through this experience has been significant because we feel like God is working through Dr. Yee. We can’t recommend Dr. Yee and RIA Endovascular enough.