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Reopening Elective Procedures at the Vascular Institute of Virginia During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at the Vascular Institute of Virginia has continued to provide treatments for those whose conditions cannot wait for them to have the necessary care. Over the past several weeks, we have been navigating the ever-changing healthcare landscape, establishing protocols that maximize safety for both staff members and patients. We …

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A Statement from the Vascular Institute of Virginia Regarding COVID-19

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 monitor the recommendations for ourselves as healthcare professionals, as well …

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The Vascular Institute of Virginia Celebrates One Year at Fredericksburg Location

Press/Media Release For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Rynkiewicz, Associate Marketing Representative, Vascular Institute of Virginia Phone: Email: info@teamviv.com FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On January 21, 2020, the Vascular Institute of Virginia celebrates the one-year anniversary of the opening of their second location in Fredericksburg’s Central Park. The Vascular Institute of Virginia is an accredited outpatient medical …

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Cholecystostomy Tube Placement/Changes

Cholecystostomy Tube Placement/Changes A cholecystostomy is a procedure where a stoma is created in the gallbladder, which can facilitate placement of a tube for drainage. It is sometimes used in cases of cholecystitis, where the patient is critically ill, or if there is a need to delay cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder). After the patient’s symptoms resolve and …

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Tunneled Peritoneal Catheter Placement/Removal

Tunneled Peritoneal Catheter Placement/Removal Tunneled peritoneal catheter insertion is performed as a treatment option for recurrent ascites (fluid in the abdomen). Patients with metastatic cancers or liver disease are typically candidates for this procedure. Patients with ascites due to cancer are able to have a tunneled peritoneal catheter placed to relieve their abdomen fullness, pain, and …

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Paracentesis

Paracentesis Paracentesis is a procedure in which fluid from the abdomen is removed through a needle. There are two reasons to take fluid out of the abdomen; one is to analyze it, the other is to relieve pressure. The liquid that accumulates in the abdomen is called ascites.  Ascites seeps out of organs for several reasons related either to disease in the organ or changing fluid pressures. This procedure is performed using local anesthesia and ultrasound guidance.  In some cases this procedure …

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Thoracentesis

Thoracentesis Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This space is called the pleural space. Normally, the pleural space is filled with a small amount of fluid—about 4 teaspoons full. Some conditions—such as heart failure, lung infections, and tumors—can cause more fluid to build up. …

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