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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

In News by Amy

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 …

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Vascular Lab earns Vascular Testing reaccreditation by the IAC

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Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. …

Dr. Christopher M. Meyer has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, JANUARY 26, 2017 – Dr. Christopher M. Meyer has been named president of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF), the largest provider of professional medical imaging services in the region. RAF physicians serve patients at Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC, RAF’s interventional radiology practice Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, and offices in Richmond and …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Again Ranked One of Largest Radiology Practices in US

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Size Matters, Providing 24/7 Local Radiology Coverage and Access to Major Subspecialties   FREDERICKSBURG, VA, November 15, 2016 – For the third straight year, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has been recognized by Radiology Business Journal as one of the nation’s 100 largest privately owned radiology practices. The journal announced its 2016 “Radiology 100” ranking in the October/November issue.

Microwave Ablation

In News, Procedures by Amy

If you have been diagnosed with liver, kidney, lung or bone cancer, but you are not a good candidate for surgery because of your other medical conditions or age, you may want to consider Microwave Ablation (MWA). VIVA will soon offer this treatment to patients who would otherwise be forced to travel to Washington or Baltimore for it. Once specialized …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Dr. Samer Hijaz

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 –Radiologic Associates of Virginia (RAF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Samer Hijaz, a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist with deep roots in Virginia, has joined the practice, Dr. R. Donald Doherty, Jr., said today. RAF interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons serve patients at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA), the group’s outpatient facility near Lee’s Hill …