Vascular & Interventional Radiology Associates (VIRA) of Central Georgia works with primary care physicians and other medical specialists to provide minimally-invasive diagnostic services and treatment of specific conditions. Our board certified VIRA physicians are experts in this innovative field, offering less invasive solutions to a patient’s health problems. Using image-guided support, VIRA’s experienced vascular and interventional radiologists intervene with precision, without large incisions so most patients go home the same day.
VIRA Physicians offer:
Varicose Vein Treatments
- Approximately 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from superficial venous insufficiency, the disease that causes varicose veins.
- Symptoms include: leg pain, aching or cramping; burning or itching of skin; swelling, “heavy” feeling in legs, restless legs, open sores, varicose veins.
- VIRA physicians are the only Central Georgia practitioners to offer two effective treatment protocols: Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation and the new Laser Therapy.
- Both RF and Laser therapies deliver great results with a minimum of down time, low risk of infection, minimal pain and bruising.
- VIRA physicians include schlerotherapy in venous treatments to ensure the results will last.
Vertebral Body Augmentations
- Patients with primary or secondary osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesions often suffer painful spinal compression fractures as their bones become more porous.
- VIRA physicians are highly skilled in the leading-edge, minimally invasive treatments to repair vertebral body angular deformities and stabilize the spine.
Uterine Fibroid Embolizations
- Approximately 20-40% of women over 35 will develop fibroids, most commonly in women of African-American descent (as high as 80%).
- Women with fibroids suffer with heavy, excessive menstrual bleeding and prolonged monthly periods, frequent spotting, anemia, bladder pressure and pain during intercourse.
- Traditionally hysterectomies are performed to treat women with severe symptons, but VIRA’s noninvasive Uterine Fibroid Embolizations allow women to keep their ovaries with significantly fewer complications to shorten the hospital stay and allow them to return them to work faster.
- Working with the oncologist or urologist, VIRA’s doctors treat certain tumors involving the liver, kidney, lung, and bone with targeted, minimally invasive treatments include radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and embolization using low-dose radioactive particles or chemotherapy agents directly into the tumor, among others.