What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
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.
What is BPH?
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.
What is PAE?
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.
What is UFE?
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.
What is ESRD?
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.
The Vascular Institute of Virginia (VIV) is an advanced outpatient facility focused on minimally invasive treatments. At VIV our mission is to provide world-class care using our cutting edge R&D technology in a convenient outpatient setting.
We treat a variety of diseases which include:
Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Ovarian Vein Embolization
Liver Embolization & Chemoembolization
Arterial Venous Fistula (AVF)
Fistulagram & Thrombectomy
IVC Filter Placement & Removal
Women have unique health issues. Some of these unique health issues can include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs. ..
Working together with clinical oncologists, our physicians at the Vascular Institute of Virginia have developed procedures to treat many cancer patients and to improve their quality of life…
Enlarged prostate (BPH) affects a large percentage of men over the age of 65. We offer an innovative, outpatient procedure to treat this condition by our world-class physicians…
From surgical creation of dialysis access (AV Fistula or AV Graft) to minimally invasive procedures to help maintain a healthy access, our expert staff will help navigate you through your journey ..
An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have chronic venous insufficiency. The Vascular institute of Virginia is a trusted vein treatment center of excellence. Venous insufficiency can present itself as a spider or varicose veins ..
Dr. Shah is the medical director and founder of the Vascular Institute of Virginia, LLC …
Dr. Rachel Piechowiak is a Board-Certified Vascular & Interventional Radiologist ..
Dr. Joshua Washer is Vascular Institute of Virginia’s Vascular & Interventional Surgeon. He is a dedicated …
Dr. William Yu is a Board-Certified lnterventional Nephrologist at the Vascular Institute of Virginia. He specializes in …
A patient suffering from enlarged prostate is treated with the Magellan Robotic System.
The Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) procedure with the Magellan was used to treat enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
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Recently our community, both locally and globally, has been impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as it has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We at the Vascular Institute of Virginia continue to …
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FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On January 21, 2020, the Vascular Institute of Virginia celebrates
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and threaten the health of our patients and communities. We receive daily updates, guidelines and recommendations from the DOH and CDC and we will continue to adapt. We at the Vascular Institute of Virginia (VIV) will continue to help limit the spread of this illness as best we can, for our patients and healthcare workers. To that end, VIV will provide support by continuing to provide urgent and emergent comprehensive care at our outpatient vascular centers in Woodbridge and Fredericksburg. We remain open at both of our locations and taking same-day/next-day appointments for urgent cases including:
We understand that patients who have ESRD, PAD/CLI, cancer or are suspected of having DVT can often not wait for diagnosis and treatment. Our local hospitals, and our entire health-care system, are being overwhelmed by the impact that COVID-19. We are fully prepared to continue to support our community and to ease the burden on our hospitals. And where appropriate, we are able to offer telehealth evaluations for patients by simply calling our office to schedule.
Our phone number for both offices is 703-763-5224 and our fax number is 703-763-5374. We have also added our referral/scheduling forms to the Resources page of our website.
14085 Crown Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193
1440 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any support that we can provide to you at this time.
The Vascular Institute of Virginia