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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

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Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty Provide Rapid Relief For Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures

In 2009, Case Studies, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the

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VIVA Blends Specialties to Provide Complete Vascular Care Services

In 2010, D’Addio, Doherty, Gleason, Koenig, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 2 Issue 3 by Addison Clark

Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) can diagnose all vascular conditions and offer the optimum treatment for them, from minimally invasive procedures to major surgery. VIVA physicians attribute this capability to the group’s practice model, which combines the expertise of interventional

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Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatments Improve Quality of Life

In 2011, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Statler, Volume 3 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Radiologists Provide Services throughout Cancer Care Working closely with referring physicians, interventional radiologists with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) perform thermal ablation, chemoembolization, and other specialized procedures usually available only in major metropolitan areas. Interventional radiology treatments are