Triangle Vascular Associates


2501 Weston Parkway, Suite 201, Cary, NC 27513 | TEL 919-677-9729 | FAX 919-677-9721 | EMAIL tvacary@fvc-na.com
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Triangle Vascular Associates strives to provide the latest technology and medical procedures for our patients. We are always adding more vascular treatments to our center's repertoire. Read on to learn about these additional services.

Additional Medical Services

Interventional preparation in our angiography suite.


What We Offer…


IVC Filter Insertion and Removal

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are designed to trap blood clots traveling the leg veins to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). They may be temporary or permanent. In a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure, the filter is placed through a catheter into the IVC, a large vein in the abdomen. Temporary IVC filters can be removed when there is no longer a risk of blood clot fragments traveling to the lungs. During the removal procedure, a special catheter is used to take hold of the filter and withdraw it from the body.



PICCs

A Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) is a long, thin plastic tube that functions as an intravenous (IV) line. A PICC line is inserted into a peripheral vein, typically in the upper arm, and advanced under ultrasound and x-ray guidance until the catheter tip terminates in a large vein in the chest. A PICC's central tip location in the body allows for treatment that could not be achieved with a standard peripheral IV access. In addition, PICC insertions are less invasive, have fewer complications, and can remain in place for a much longer duration than other types of central lines.


PICCs

PICC line in a patient.


Ports

Implantable ports are used to facilitate long term intravenous (IV) access, for example, to administer chemotherapy for cancer treatment. The implantable port is placed under the skin and has a small reservoir attached to a catheter which connects to a vein. An implantable port may be permanent, or it may be removed if it is determined that the patient no longer requires a port for access in the near future.


Ports

Implantable port.


Chemoembolization

Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment currently used for liver cancer treatment. It delivers a high dose of cancer-killing drug (a chemotherapeutic pharmaceutical) directly to the tumor. Using imaging technology for guidance, our physicians thread a tiny catheter up the femoral artery in the groin into the blood vessels supplying the liver tumor. The embolic agents keep the chemotherapy drug in the tumor by blocking the flow to other areas of the body. This allows for a higher dose of chemotherapy drug to be used, because less of the drug is able to circulate to the healthy cells in the body.


Chemoembolization

Tumor embolization.


Liver Biopsy

Liver biopsies are for the evaluation of liver tissue, which is sometimes required for liver function testing or to diagnose a liver problem that can't be otherwise identified. The sample is obtained using ultrasound guidance with a small biopsy needle, all under moderate or "twilight" sedation.


Liver Biopsy

Preparation for a liver biopsy.


Paracentesis and Thoracentesis

Paracentesis is a procedure used to remove peritoneal fluid in the abdominal cavity. Thoracentesis is a procedure used to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Both procedures are performed under ultrasound guidance at Triangle Vascular Associates, in a pleasant and comfortable environment.


Paracentesis and Thoracentesis

Demonstration of ultrasound preparation for paracentesis treatment.


Nephrostomy and Biliary Drain Placements

Nephrostomy and biliary drainage are alternatives to surgery. Nephrostomy is a procedure in which a catheter is placed through your skin and into your kidney to drain your urine. X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy) is used to help guide the catheter into exactly the right place to drain your urine. Biliary drainage is performed in the same way as nephrostomy. The catheter is placed into your bile duct to drain your bile. We can replace these tubes for appropriate patients in a pleasant, non-hospital based environment.


Nephrostomy and Biliary Drain Placements

Examples of catheters used in nephrostomy and biliary drain placements.


Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that treats painful compression fractures in the spine. Vertebrae are small bones which make up the spine. When they are fractured, the pain can be severe and a loss of mobility will often result. The whole procedure takes one to two hours to perform, depending on how many bones are treated. Our physicians will insert a needle through a nick in the skin in the back, directing it under X-ray guidance into each fractured vertebral body. Then they inject a medical-grade bone cement into the fractured vertebra. The cement hardens within 15 minutes and stabilizes the fracture, like an internal cast.


Vertebroplasty

Illustration of a cement injection into a fractured vertebra.


Kyphoplasty

Similar to vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to help alleviate pain from vertebral compression fractures. A high-pressure balloon is positioned and inflated to help restore height to the compressed vertebra. The resulting cavity is filled with bone cement to stabilize the fracture.


Kyphoplasty

Illustration of an inflated balloon in a compressed vertebra.


Cosmetic Procedures

We help you maintain your quality of life by offering effective, dependable cosmetic treatments for spider veins as well as Botox and dermal fillers. Our non-surgical techniques allow you to experience immediate results with little or no discomfort that allow you to quickly return to your normal routine.

  • Spider Vein Treatments for the Face and Legs
  • Cosmetic Botox
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Non-surgical treatments for cellulite reduction and liposuction

Cosmetic Procedures

We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best.


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