VIVA Moving to Expanded Facility

In 2011, Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 3 by Addison Clark

Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) will move in mid January 2012 from its current location in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 1201B Sam Perry Blvd., Suite 265, in Fredericksburg, to a larger facility under construction in the Professional Plaza of Lee’s Hill.

Its new location, near US 1 north of the I-95 Spotsylvania exit, also houses Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill and Mary Washington Healthcare’s Emergency & Outpatient Center – Lee’s Hill.

VIVA is the interventional radiology and vascular surgery practice of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Its interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons have seen significant growth in the number of procedures performed annually since 2007 when VIVA began, noted RAF CEO Ed Swager. Treatments offered by VIVA physicians include minimally invasive procedures for compression fractures caused by osteoporosis, uterine fibroids, cancer, varicose veins/spider veins, and many other conditions.

Irene Valentino, RAF director of administrative operations, said VIVA has outgrown its current space, as both the number of procedures and patient visits have increased. The new facility will provide an overall more spacious and welcoming environment.

“VIVA’s new location will offer 9,200 square feet of space, more than double what is available now, and a warm, patient-friendly environment that is easy to navigate,” Valentino said. “It will be conveniently located for patients throughout the region.”

For more information, contact Irene Valentino at, (540) 361-1000, or visit