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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.

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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.
Join the American Heart Association and TeamVIV in raising Heart Disease awareness all month long. 

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Join the American Heart Association and TeamVIV in raising Heart Disease awareness all month long.

#AmericanHeartHealthMonth #americanheartassociation
#teamVIV
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Please join us in wishing our Nurse Practitioner, Rachel Lindsey, a very Happy Birthday!  Rachel plays a vital role in patient care for our Woodbridge and Fairfax locations.  We are so fortunate to have her! 

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Please join us in wishing our Nurse Practitioner, Rachel Lindsey, a very Happy Birthday! Rachel plays a vital role in patient care for our Woodbridge and Fairfax locations. We are so fortunate to have her!

#teamVIV #vascular #venous #arterial #birthday #NP
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Have you met our newest provider, Dr. Zeiad Hussain? Dr. Hussain is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist and brings years of experience and expertise to our team. Dr. Hussain specializes in Dialysis Access, Peripheral Artery Disease, Women's Health, and Men's Health. To read his full bio, visit our website TeamVIV.com!

#InterventionalRadiology #VascularSurgery #IRad #InterventionalRadiologist #UterineFibroidEmbolization #UterineArteryEmbolization #PeripheralArteryDisease #DialysisAccess #ProstateArteryEmbolization

Have you met our newest provider, Dr. Zeiad Hussain? Dr. Hussain is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist and brings years of experience and expertise to our team. Dr. Hussain specializes in Dialysis Access, Peripheral Artery Disease, Women`s Health, and Men`s Health. To read his full bio, visit our website TeamVIV.com!

#InterventionalRadiology #VascularSurgery #IRad #InterventionalRadiologist #UterineFibroidEmbolization #UterineArteryEmbolization #PeripheralArteryDisease #DialysisAccess #ProstateArteryEmbolization
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We are very pleased to introduce our newest Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Zeiad Hussain! Dr. Hussain is highly experienced in many facets of Interventional Radiology and we are very excited about the skills and expertise that he brings to Team VIV. Look for his bio in the coming weeks!

Welcome, Dr. Hussain!

We are very pleased to introduce our newest Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Zeiad Hussain! Dr. Hussain is highly experienced in many facets of Interventional Radiology and we are very excited about the skills and expertise that he brings to Team VIV. Look for his bio in the coming weeks!

Welcome, Dr. Hussain!
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Happy New Year from Team VIV! Wishing all of you a happy and healthy start to 2024. Thank you to our staff, medical community, and wonderful patients who have made 2023 a great year. We look forward to all that 2024 brings!

We will be closed at all of our locations today and resume normal business hours tomorrow.

Happy New Year from Team VIV! Wishing all of you a happy and healthy start to 2024. Thank you to our staff, medical community, and wonderful patients who have made 2023 a great year. We look forward to all that 2024 brings!

We will be closed at all of our locations today and resume normal business hours tomorrow.
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From our team to yours, we wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday and time spent with family and friends! We will be closed today and resume normal business hours tomorrow.

From our team to yours, we wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday and time spent with family and friends! We will be closed today and resume normal business hours tomorrow. ...

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What Comes After a Diagnosis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

When you’re first diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, you may feel overwhelmed or at a loss for what to do next. CVI is a highly common and treatable condition. With the right medical professional’s guidance, you can find the perfect care plan for you.

First, connect with a vascular expert such as an Interventional Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon. Next, follow guidelines and instructions for improving circulation to the legs, such as wearing compression stockings and exercising regularly. Lastly, you can learn more about CVI from many online resources. CVI is a common condition and in addition to guidance from your treatment provider, there are many resources online for additional learning!

#VascularSurgery #VascularSurgeon #InterventionalRadiology #InterventionalRadiologist #IRad #VaricoseVeins #ChronicVenousInsufficiency

What Comes After a Diagnosis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

When you’re first diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, you may feel overwhelmed or at a loss for what to do next. CVI is a highly common and treatable condition. With the right medical professional’s guidance, you can find the perfect care plan for you.

First, connect with a vascular expert such as an Interventional Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon. Next, follow guidelines and instructions for improving circulation to the legs, such as wearing compression stockings and exercising regularly. Lastly, you can learn more about CVI from many online resources. CVI is a common condition and in addition to guidance from your treatment provider, there are many resources online for additional learning!

#VascularSurgery #VascularSurgeon #InterventionalRadiology #InterventionalRadiologist #IRad #VaricoseVeins #ChronicVenousInsufficiency
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Varicose veins are a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite their prevalence, there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding varicose veins. Let’s dive into some common myths and if there’s any truth around them.

Myth 1️⃣ : Only Older People Get Varicose Veins
Truth: One of the most persistent myths about varicose veins is that they only affect older individuals. While it’s true that age can be a risk factor, varicose veins can develop at any stage of life. Factors such as genetics, pregnancy, and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the development of varicose veins in younger people. It’s essential to be aware of the risk factors and take preventive measures regardless of your age.

Myth 2️⃣ : Varicose Veins Are a Cosmetic Issue
Truth: Although varicose veins are frequently dismissed as a cosmetic issue, they can actually cause more severe health problems. When the veins’ valves weaken or are compromised, blood pools, and the veins swell, resulting in varicose veins. Symptoms, including pain, swelling, and discomfort, may come from this. In severe circumstances, untreated varicose veins can cause side effects like blood clots and skin sores. Therefore, treating varicose veins is essential for both your general health and cosmetic reasons.

Myth 3️⃣ : Crossing Your Legs Can Cause Varicose Veins
Truth: Many people believe that crossing their legs can lead to varicose veins. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this myth. Varicose veins are primarily caused by factors such as genetics, pregnancy, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. While sitting with your legs crossed for extended periods may lead to discomfort or exacerbate existing symptoms, it is not a direct cause of varicose veins.

#VascularSurgery #InterventionalRadiology #VaricoseVeins #VenousDisease #SpiderVeins

Varicose veins are a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite their prevalence, there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding varicose veins. Let’s dive into some common myths and if there’s any truth around them.

Myth 1️⃣ : Only Older People Get Varicose Veins
Truth: One of the most persistent myths about varicose veins is that they only affect older individuals. While it’s true that age can be a risk factor, varicose veins can develop at any stage of life. Factors such as genetics, pregnancy, and a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the development of varicose veins in younger people. It’s essential to be aware of the risk factors and take preventive measures regardless of your age.

Myth 2️⃣ : Varicose Veins Are a Cosmetic Issue
Truth: Although varicose veins are frequently dismissed as a cosmetic issue, they can actually cause more severe health problems. When the veins’ valves weaken or are compromised, blood pools, and the veins swell, resulting in varicose veins. Symptoms, including pain, swelling, and discomfort, may come from this. In severe circumstances, untreated varicose veins can cause side effects like blood clots and skin sores. Therefore, treating varicose veins is essential for both your general health and cosmetic reasons.

Myth 3️⃣ : Crossing Your Legs Can Cause Varicose Veins
Truth: Many people believe that crossing their legs can lead to varicose veins. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this myth. Varicose veins are primarily caused by factors such as genetics, pregnancy, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. While sitting with your legs crossed for extended periods may lead to discomfort or exacerbate existing symptoms, it is not a direct cause of varicose veins.

#VascularSurgery #InterventionalRadiology #VaricoseVeins #VenousDisease #SpiderVeins
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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.

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What Is Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)?

An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, can have a major impact on your daily life. Symptoms of that health condition include incontinence, uncomfortable urination, blood in your urine, and a weaker urine stream. A prostate artery embolization is an effective way to address this condition and alleviate some of the symptoms that you experience. Here is what you should ...
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Risk Factors for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Many people who experience pain and cramping in their legs think of it as a natural part of aging. However, it could be caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This condition is a result of fatty deposits in the arteries, causing the blood vessels to narrow or become blocked altogether. People who have PAD are at a higher risk for coronary ...
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