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Vascular & Interventional

Minimally Invasive Procedures. Maximal Results.

There are many reasons why the region's top physicians recommend Fairfax Vascular Center for their patients' procedures. Fairfax Vascular Center offers a broad range of minimally invasive procedures that are performed by our board-certified Interventional Radiologists on an outpatient basis. Unlike traditional open surgeries, these procedures often result in less pain, less recovery time and a quicker return to your normal activities.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about many of the procedures performed at Fairfax Vascular Center. In addition, our Interventional Radiologists provide specialized services in the hospital setting. Call 703.698.4475 to learn more.

Hong Lim, M.D.

Hong Lim, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

University of Medicine & Dentistry
Completed 2001

Residency

University of Medicine & Dentistry
Completed 2006

Fellowship

Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Completed 2008

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
2006

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
Society of Interventional Radiology

Alain T. Drooz, M.D.

Alain T. Drooz, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

University of North Carolina

Residency

New York University Medical Center
Completed 1988

Fellowship

New York University Medical Center
Body Imaging
Completed 1989

New York University Medical Center
Interventional Radiology
Completed 1990

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
1989

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology - Fellow
Fairfax County Medical Society

Accolades

Top Doctor
Washingtonian Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine

David J. Spinosa, M.D.

David J. Spinosa, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine
Completed 1984

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital
Radiology
Completed 1992

New England Deaconess Hospital
Surgery
Completed 1987

Fellowship

University of Virginia
Angiography and Interventional Radiology
Completed 1993

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
Radiology - 1992
Angiography and Interventional Radiology - 1995

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Society of Interventional Radiologists
American College of Radiology

Accolades

Top Doctor
Washingtonian Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine

Jay D. Varma, M.D.

Jay D. Varma, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

University of Maryland
Completed 1996

Residency

Boston University Medical Center
Completed 2001

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School
Completed 2002

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
Radiology - 2001
Interventional Radiology - 2003

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe
Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society 
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
Society of Interventional Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America

Accolades

Top Doctor
Washingtonian Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine

Salman S. Mufti, M.D.

Salman S. Mufti, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Completed 1994

Residency

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Completed 2003

Fellowship

Brown University
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Completed 2004

Board Certification

American College of Radiology 
2003

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
Society for Interventional Radiology

Accolades

Top Doctor
Washingtonian Magazine

Allen E. Joseph, M.D.

Allen E. Joseph, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Body Imaging
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Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine
Completed 1984

Residency

Northwestern University Hospitals
Diagnostic Radiology
Completed 1989

Fellowship

Northwestern University Hospitals
Angiography, Visceral Imaging and Interventional Radiology
Completed 1990

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, 1989
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 1998

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
Society of Cardiovascular and
Interventional Radiology
American Medical Association
Fairfax County Medical Society
Chesapeake Interventional Radiology 
Society

Accolades

Top Doctor
Washingtonian Magazine

Paul Reha Butros, M.D.

Paul Reha Butros, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Body Imaging
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Medical School

Baskent University School of Medicine
Completed 2005

Residency

Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University
Completed 2012

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Completed 2014

Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Completed 2015

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology - Diplomate
2012

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
American Roentgen Ray Society
Medical Society of Virginia
Radiology Society of North America
Society of Interventional Radiology

Michael G. Karnaze, M.D.

Michael G. Karnaze, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Completed 1982

Residency

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Completed 1987

Fellowship

Alexandria Hospital
Interventional Radiology
Completed 1988

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology 1987
Interventional Radiology 1995

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society (President 1996)
American Heart Association
American College of Radiology
Radiology Society of North America
American Roentgen Ray Society

Accolades

Top Doctor 
Washingtonian Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine

List of Procedures in this Category

Angiography

A procedure that uses a contrast material and special X-rays to view how blood flows through the arteries and determine if any arteries are narrowed or blocked.

Kyphoplasty

A procedure that uses image-guidance and a hollow needle to open up space in fractured vertebra and fill it with a cement mixture to fuse and strengthen the bones.

Angioplasty/Vascular Stenting

A minimally invasive procedure that uses a special X-ray to guide a balloon-tipped catheter into an artery and inflate it to open up the blood vessel.

Paracentesis

A minimally invasive procedure that uses a catheter and a drainage tube to remove excess fluid from the abdomen.

Central Venous Access Catheters (CVAC)

A small tube that is inserted beneath your skin to quickly and easily allow physicians or nurses to draw your blood or give you medication or nutrients.

Fistulagram

A procedure that uses a special X-ray to help identify narrowed or blocked blood vessels in the fistula for patients on dialysis.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

A filter that is placed in the Inferior Vena Cava to trap any clot fragments, preventing them from traveling to the heart and lungs.

Thoracentesis

A minimally invasive procedure that uses a catheter and a drainage tube to remove excess fluid from the lungs.