Relief for Chronic Migraines with SphenoCath®

In 2018, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

Chronic migraine sufferers are finding relief through a quick and painless outpatient procedure known as SphenoCath. SphenoCath, short for sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) catheter, is a patented method of delivering a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block. SPG is delivered through a flexible catheter that is roughly the diameter of spaghetti pasta. After applying topical anesthetic, the SphenoCath is inserted through the nose. …

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

In 2018, Featured Articles, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle cells in the uterus. The tumors are not dangerous and do not spread within the body. Women with uterine fibroids may have symptoms including heavy menstrual bleeding, pain or pressure in the abdomen or pelvis, enlargement of the abdomen, constipation, frequent urination, or painful intercourse. Most women learn of …

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Leading-edge PET/CT technology now in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Featured Articles, Green, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

Last year, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) installed a leading-edge advanced PET/CT unit at their Fredericksburg location. The proprietary technology in the new unit facilitates the assessment of the location, extent, and severity of disease with a speed and accuracy that did not previously exist. This higher level of imaging and diagnostic accuracy is accomplished with an even lower dose …

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Physician Spotlight: Edward C. Hwang, MD MBA

In 2018, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

Since childhood, Dr. Hwang wanted to be a doctor. It was a dream his parents strongly encouraged. Dr. Hwang’s parents emigrated from Taiwan so that his father could pursue a Master’s in Mineral Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Ph.D. at Penn State. Dr. Hwang was born in Arizona and shortly thereafter moved to Lakeland, FL, where …

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Cosmetic Center by VIVA Now Open in Fredericksburg

In 2018, Doherty, Featured Articles, Hijaz, Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

VIVA’s Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians offer a full line of customized services at Cosmetic Center by VIVA, right here in Fredericksburg. In their modern and tranquil facility, patients receive aesthetic, anti-aging, and regenerative skin care in a serene and relaxing environment. Located in Suite 207 of Lee’s Hill Medical Plaza, Cosmetic Center neighbors VIVA’s primary office on Spotsylvania Avenue …