Cancer Services

Interventional Oncology Treatments at Vascular Institute of Virginia

Part of the important work that we do at the Vascular Institute of Virginia is to work alongside clinical oncologists to help improve patients’ quality of life as they tackle cancer. Our team performs various treatments and procedures, including mediports, biopsies, tumor embolization or ablation, kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, central lines, and IVC filter placement. We’ll …

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Central Lines

Central lines are placed with the patient will need long term blood draws and or medication injections. This allows medical personnel to administer IV medications and blood draws without multiple needle sticks in your arms. Central lines can be tunneled and non-tunneled, implanted ports, or PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines. They can have 1,2, …

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Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, to stabilize the bone, and to restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the fracture. Such fractures are a common result of osteoporosis and can be secondary to injury, or a tumor. During a vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty procedure, …

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Tumor Embolization/Ablation

Tumor Embolization is a procedure in which small spheres are injected to try to block or reduce the blood flow to cancer cells. Embolization can be performed on many types of tumors, and/or tumors that have an abundant vascular supply. Based on the patient’s anatomy and specific treatment plan, the procedure can be performed by …

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We can perform a biopsy, tissue or cell sampling, of almost any organ or body part.  We send our specimens out to an independent laboratory for testing.  Your doctor will receive results in 2-4 days of testing.  While we can provide conscious sedation for a patient’s comfort, some biopsies can be performed with just local …

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A port is a small device that is placed under the skin on your chest or arm. The port connects to a small, soft tube called a catheter which is placed inside one of the large central veins that take blood to your heart. Patients can receive a number of medications infused through a mediport …

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