VISP provide other specialty procedures that include:
G-J Tube Placement/Replacement (Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy)
A tube is placed through the skin directly into the stomach to provide nutrition. This is done when there is a blockage from the mouth to the stomach or if there is difficulty swallowing.
Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC) Placement/Removal
When there are blood clots in the leg veins and anticoagulation cannot be used to dissolve them, or if the person is at high risk for developing clots, this device prevents any clots from traveling to the heart or lungs.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment
The need may arise where a patient cannot wait for standard treatment of blood clots. The vein with the clot can be entered directly and the clot can be taken out or dissolved quicker.
A special IV implanted under the skin if long-term IV access is needed, such as with chemotherapy.
PICC Line Placement
Another type of long-term IV access placed in the arm that can be removed easily. This can be used for any intravenous needs, such as long-term IV antibiotics.
Uterine Artery Embolization
The blood flow to uterine fibroids can be blocked, causing the fibroid to shrink. This may eliminate the need for hysterectomy.
Nephrostomy Tube Placement
A tube is placed through the skin directly into the kidney to relieve a blockage. This can happen if a kidney stone is unable to be passed.
Using X-ray, ultrasound, CT, or MRI, suspicious areas in the body that need a biopsy can be targeted and sampled with little to no pain and no large incision.