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What is Interventional Pain Management?

In News, Pain Management, Procedures by VIVA

Interventional pain management delivers pain relief to patients using the precise guidance available through images provided by a live x-ray, CT scan or an ultrasound. When a patient has inflammation in a specific area (such as arthritis in a joint), his or her doctor may prescribe an injection to reduce the inflammation. However, for highly sensitive areas like the spine, …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Arterial Disease

In Healthcare, News, PAD by VIVA

When it comes to arterial diseases, knowing the symptoms and risks can increase your life expectancy and provide more years of mobility and enjoyment. Arterial disease occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries. Normally, your arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to different parts of the body. With plaque build-up, however, these passages can become blocked. Here are the top five …

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What is Venous Disease?

In Healthcare, News, Procedures, Varicose Veins by VIVA

Also known as venous insufficiency, venous disease is usually associated with varicose veins and leg heaviness. In simplest terms, it is a lack of blood flow towards the heart from the legs. What causes venous disease? There are two main types of vessels in the body; you can think of them as plumbing. Arteries take blood from the heart to …

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What is Interventional Oncology?

In Interventional Oncology, News by VIVA

Interventional Oncology is a subspecialty of Interventional Radiology that serves as an adjunct to traditional Oncology services. The minimally invasive, image-guided techniques performed by Interventional Radiologists aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. These innovative advances provide additional options for patients and the team of healthcare providers involved in their care.   What is Oncology? Oncology is the study …

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State-of-the-Art Interventional Radiology Procedures Now More Convenient for Stafford Residents — VIVA in Stafford is Now Open

In News by VIVA

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is pleased to announce the opening of their new location in Stafford. The new office is located on Stafford Hospital grounds off of I-95, exit 140. It is easily accessible from both I-95 and Route 1, making it convenient for many patients who live in the area or commute to Stafford for work. The …

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What is Arterial Disease?

In Healthcare, News, PAD, Procedures by VIVA

Arterial disease in its most basic form is the result of fatty plaque deposits blocking your blood vessels. This prevents blood cells from properly circulating to important body parts, such as the heart and brain. Arterial disease is often an underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes, and other potentially fatal medical conditions. Arterial disease affects millions of people in the …

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Kidney Disease: A Story of Hope

In Healthcare, News by VIVA

Most people are not aware that kidney disease affects 30 million American adults, and millions more are at an increased risk of developing kidney disease in their lifetime. In addition, the number of children affected by kidney disease is equally concerning. The National Kidney Foundation has published these sobering statistics: Approximately 18 to 58 out of one million children has …

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Varicose veins are now easy to treat

In News, Varicose Veins by VIVA

Varicose veins are now easy to treat. With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to think seriously about your legs.  Not only how they look, but also how they feel.  If you suffer from varicose veins and you dread the thought of exposing your legs during the warm months, now is the perfect time to consider treatment of varicose veins.  The …

Virginia Interventional Associates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA

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VIVA, part of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, opened its doors in January of 2007, led by a local group of Interventional Radiologists. Virginia Interventional Associates (VIVA) celebrated 10 years of service on December 7th, 2017. Its two locations, one in Fredericksburg and the other in Stafford, offer patients convenient access to high quality healthcare provided by board certified, fellowship trained …

VIVA accreditated by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

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VIVA has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  Accreditation distinguishes this office based surgery center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited organization means VIVA has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of …