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Vascular Health

Your Leaders In

Vascular Health

Providing Outstanding Care

State of the art relaxing outpatient setting

The Vascular Institute of Virginia (VIV) is an advanced facility focused on minimally invasive treatments including those for women's health, men's health, vascular diseases, kidney failure, and more. At VIV our mission is to provide world-class care in a convenient outpatient setting. We have three locations in Virginia including Fairfax, Fredericksburg, and Woodbridge.

Varicose Vein Treatment

An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have chronic venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can present itself as a spider or varicose veins and may be a sign of significant underlying venous disease. Venous insufficiency can be the result of heredity, age, gender, weight, history of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), multiple pregnancies, inactivity and occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing.

Come visit us at the University of Mary Washington’s Health and Wellness Fair at the Cedric Rucker Center today until 5PM

#teamVIV #healthfair #vascular #venous #arterial #interventionalradiology

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March 9 is #WorldKidneyDay! To learn about kidney disease and the
campaign, visit: @worldkidney_day #KidneyHealthforAll

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The month of March is when we recognize DVT Awareness Month. DVT, or Deep Vein Thrombosis, is a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition that we see fairly commonly in our practice. Symptoms of DVT can include swelling and skin color changes, as well as throbbing or cramping pain in the affected leg. It is crucial that you seek medical care straight away if you have concerns about a DVT. We offer same-day or next-day appointments for urgent conditions such as DVT at all of our locations. #DVTAwarenessMonth #BloodClotAwarenessMonth ...

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March is National Kidney Month! Vist the link in our bio to learn how you can follow your kidney health with information from @NIDDKgov.

#NIDDK #KidneyMonth #kidney #KidneyDisease #CKD #KidneyHealth #HealthyLiving #HealthyLifestyle #KidneyDiseaseAwareness

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We are so proud of our team for performing their first Saturday procedure at our sister location in Waldorf, MD! Metropolitan Vascular Institute now offers Saturday coverage in the Southern Maryland area, specifically for urgent dialysis access needs. MVI offers easy scheduling for urgent needs, and a convenient outpatient location. We`d like to take a moment to say congratulations to Dr. Deshmukh, and the staff of MVI! #vascularsurgery #interventionalradiology #dialysisaccess #southernmaryland #teamwork ...

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Congratulations to our own Dr. Gupta, Vascular Surgeon, for being chosen as one of @northernvirginiamag`s 2023 Top Doctors! Top Doctors are chosen by peers, and we`d like to say thank you to our healthcare community for this honor! Congratulations, Dr. Gupta! #2023TopDoctors #VascularSurgery ...

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Happy 4-year anniversary to our Fredericksburg location! It`s hard to believe four years has gone by, but we want to take a moment to thank all of our staff and patients for supporting our Fredericksburg location. We are proud to offer accessible care to patients, and we saw that need in the Fredericksburg community. We look forward to more years to come! ...

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When veins in your legs are damaged, gravity will hinder normal blood flow causing blood to form pools in the weakened, damaged veins. The pooling blood causes these veins to enlarge. Twisted masses of veins beneath the surface of the skin, known as varicose veins, often result. At the Vascular Institute of Virginia, we offer convenient vein treatment options to get you back to looking and feeling your best! Click the link in bio to learn more. #varicoseveins #veintreatment ...

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All of us at Team VIV wish you a safe and healthy start to your new year! ...

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Please join VIV in wishing our NPs a very happy Nurse Practitioner Week! Cathryn and Rachel are a vital part of our team, providing high-quality care and expertise alongside our physicians. We are proud to know you and work beside you each and every day!

#TeamVIV #NationalNPWeek #NPWeek #NursePractitioner #RisingToMeetTheNeedsOfPatients #vascular #veins #arteries #AANP #WeChooseNPs

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We are forever thankful for your bravery and dedication to our nation.

#TeamVIV #VeteransDay #HonoringAllWhoServed

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Please join VIV in wishing our RT Team a wonderful Radiologic Technology Week! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our patients. We couldn`t do it without you!

#TeamVIV #RadTech #vascular #veins #arteries #interventionalradiology #IR #NationalRadiologicTechnologyWeek #Aimingtoheal

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In honor of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, we would like to thank all of our hardworking and compassionate Medical Assistants! We are proud to have you as part of Team VIV. #TeamVIV #MAweek #medicalassistant ...

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We are so proud to have Navida as a part of Team VIV!

Take a moment to read more about her below:

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Success & happiness for my three daughters- Aryona, Constance and Korrie!

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What song do you listen to when you want to brighten your day?
Lovely Day by Bill Withers

If you could choose a super power, what would you want?
Not sure if it would be considered a super power or not- I would choose an ability to be able to help all in any way – everlasting and unconditional love.

If you weren’t a Authorizations Rep, what would you want to be?
Historian or Anthropologist

What is your favorite movie?
Howard the Duck

What advice would you give your younger self?
Just be patient / Not all love received is good love / Love yourself more-Breathe

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Strawberry Shortcake

What is something about you that most people do not know (quirky fun fact)?
I was in a short film - Terrors of Rappahannock, a Stratford University Commercial, two music videos and a chapter of my own in a book - In my mother’s shoes)😊
I also like to just float on top of water

#Teamviv #employeespotlight #vascular #venous #arterial #authorizations

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Happy Second Anniversary, Dr. Uchenna Nwosu!

#teamVIV #vascular #interventionalmedicine #interventionalradiology #IR #venous #arterial #veins #arteries #embolization #uterinefibroids #UFE

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The Vascular Institute of Virginia was founded by Dr. Shah in 2011, with a dream of building a multi-specialty practice to better assist the Woodbridge community. In the last 11 years, the Vascular Institute has expanded throughout the region, opening state-of-the-art locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Fairfax, VA.

We provide treatments for many conditions including men’s and women’s health, vascular disease, kidney failure, and oncology. We provide a relaxed, out-patient environment with modern comforts to make your experience comfortable and enjoyable. Our unique practice has multi-specialty Vascular & Interventional experts that provide a comprehensive plan of care.

Reach out today to schedule at any of our three convenient locations! 703.763.5221

#teamVIV #vascular #interventionalradiology #interventionalnephrology #veins #arteries #venous #arterial #celebrate

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Maria celebrated her TEN year anniversary with the Vascular Institute earlier this month! We are so glad you are forever a part of Team VIV!

We asked Maria a few questions to learn more about her -

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Sleep! I am perpetually tired and can sleep until 11 am if allowed.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What song do you listen to when you want to brighten your day?
Happy by Pharell

If you could choose a super power, what would you want?
I would like to fly

If you weren’t a Registered Nurse, what would you want to be?
I can’t imagine being anything other than an RN

What is your favorite movie?
Toss up between Titanic and Forest Gump

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t stress about things you can’t change. Life is short...Live everyday as if it were your last and let the people you love know it! If you eat healthy and exercise you are still going to die so drink the wine! And be kind!

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Ice cream or Reese`s pieces PB cup. I love most sweets so this was a tough one!

What is something about you that most people do not know (quirky fun fact)?
I once dated an NBA player who played for the Orlando Magic and NY Knicks. Best 3 months of my life.

#teamVIV #employeespotlight #vascular #vascularnursing #arterial #venous #interventionalradiology #registerednurse #RN

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Learn more about how the Vascular Institute of Virginia can help with leg pain, swelling, and other symptoms caused by venous insufficiency!

Call to schedule at one of our three convenient Virginia locations in Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, and Fairfax. #varicoseveintreatment #venousinsufficiency #teamviv #vascular #interventionalradiology #venous #arterial #radiofrequencyablation #endovascularlasertreatment #RFA #EVLT #sclerotherapy #UGS

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Learn more about the founder of VIV!!!

Anish Shah, MD is the medical director and founder of the Vascular Institute of Virginia, LLC. He is a Board-Certified Nephrologist with a special focus in Vascular & Interventional Nephrology. He has dedicated his career to the care of patients with vascular disease, particularly in an outpatient setting.

Dr. Shah specializes in all aspects of Hemodialysis Vascular Access. In addition, Dr. Shah has a special interest in lower extremity limb salvage, arterial & venous disease and wound care. He has worked in outpatient-based vascular labs (OBLs) since 2003 and he has been actively involved in ownership and management of OBLs since 2006.

Dr. Shah is credentialed by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Formerly, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine (previously known as Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University) in the Division of Nephrology. He was active in the education of Nephrology Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students.

Dr. Shah completed his Internship in Internal Medicine 1999, Residency in Internal Medicine in 2001 and then his Fellowship in Nephrology in 2003 all from MCP Hahnemann University (Drexel) in Philadelphia, PA. He holds active Medical Licenses in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, District of Columbia and California.

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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sharma and Team VIV for another successful Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation (pAVF)!!!

We are happy to offer this minimally invasive, in office procedure to our community. A pAVF retains the same benefits as the traditional, in hospital surgical creation, but can be done in 30 minutes or less, with minimal to no sedation.

We are proud to be the only practice in the region that offers the Percutaneous AVF creation.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease is a disorder that affects the arteries outside of the heart and brain. According to the American Heart Association, controllable risk factors for PAD include cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes mellitus, physical inactivity, high blood cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

Some insurance companies do cover treatment. Our in-office insurance coordinator will verify your insurance coverage, on your behalf, prior to your treatment.

Examine your access daily to ensure there is a thrill and keep the site clean. Wash skin daily with soap and water. Avoid sleeping on your access arm, carrying heavy objects and checking blood pressure in your access arm.

Keep the site clean and dry. Dressing changes will be done at dialysis center. Plan on transitioning to a fistula or a graft as soon as possible.

Same or next day appointments are available.

No. We will give you sedation to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Please be sure not to eat or drink anything on the day of your procedure so that we can administer sedation.

Depending on the type of procedure, patients generally recover within 30 minutes-2 hours and are able to be discharged.

PAE, which can be performed under light anesthesia, involves a treatment called embolization, which entails temporarily blocking blood flow to the arteries that supply the prostate.

Minimally invasive, image guided procedures involve the treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery. By harnessing the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other innovative methods), we can see inside your body and treat complex conditions—even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision. We can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications and save lives.

A part of getting older means that there are certain health concerns that you will have to take into consideration. For men, one of the main issues is the enlargement of their prostate. This condition is called BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Typically a man’s prostate envelops part of his urethra, which is the organ that carries urine and semen out of a man’s penis. Men with BPH, however, have an enlarged prostate, which squeezes the urethra. This, in turn, decreases the flow of urine. BPH is common in older men, and there are several ways to treat it. Men with BPH have an increased chance of getting prostate cancer.

Prostate Artery Embolization or PAE is a procedure in which a microcatheter is placed from the femoral artery (top of the leg) to the arteries of the prostate. Small spheres are inserted into the prostate artery through the microcatheter to block it. It is an “Outpatient Procedure” performed under ‘twilight sleep’ without the need for anesthesia. It is a painless procedure and done in approximately 1 hour.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization or UFE is a procedure in which a microcatheter is placed either from an artery in the groin or wrist to the arteries of the uterus. Small spheres are injected into the uterine arteries to block the blood flow. The fibroids will shrink and reabsorb over time. While fibroids do not always cause symptoms, their size and location can lead to problems for some women, including pain and heavy bleeding.

Kidney functionality is imperative to your health. The main functions of the kidney are to remove or extract waste and fluid and form urine. End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the final stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). When CKD develops into ESRD, it is imperative for the patient to seek treatments such as dialysis or a kidney transplant. From the surgical creation of dialysis access to minimally invasive procedures to help maintain a healthy access, our expert staff aims to navigate you through your journey as we work closely with your nephrologists/dialysis centers.

Patient Reviews


"The staff is friendly, attentive, and very professional. The facility is bright, clean, spacious, and well maintained. Their Covid-19 screening put my mind at ease. It made me feel that my health, and safety are important, as well as those of other patients, and staff. I am a new patient, so these things are very important to me."


“Everyone here is wonderful and they all have been so good to my mother, and now she feels like a new woman…..Thank you”

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Dear Patients,


We regret to inform you that we are currently unable to accept patients with insurance coverage from Mary Washington Medicare Advantage.  This insurance company is preventing other patients from receiving our high-quality medical care, and we believe it is our duty to inform you of this situation.


Despite our best efforts to work with this insurance company, they have made it clear that they do not value the health and well-being of their policyholders. They have refused to admit our physicians into their panel, making it impossible for us to continue accepting their patients. By denying access to our medical practice, they are limiting patient choice and access to quality care.


We strongly advise our patients against signing up with this insurance company. We believe that every patient deserves access to the best medical care available, and this insurance company is not living up to that standard.


We understand that choosing an insurance plan can be a complicated process, but we encourage you to consider the quality of care that you will receive when making your decision. We are committed to providing exceptional care to all of our patients, and we hope that you will choose an insurance company that shares our commitment to your health.


Thank you for your understanding and support.





The Vascular Institute of Virginia

March 1, 2023

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