Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: V

  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure of a Wound

    Vacuum-assisted closure of a wound is a type of therapy to help wounds heal. It’s also known as wound VAC. During the treatment, a device decreases air pressure on the wound. This can help the wound heal more quickly.

  • Valvuloplasty

    Valvuloplasty is a procedure done to repair a stiff heart valve. It is done using a catheter and small incisions.

  • Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody

    This test looks for antibodies in your blood that your body makes against the varicella-zoster virus. The virus causes chickenpox and shingles.

  • Varicocele Embolization

    Varicocele embolization is a type of medical procedure. It diverts blood away from an enlarged vein in your scrotum. Such a vein is called a varicocele. It can cause pain, infertility, and swelling. A radiologist uses a coil or special agents to block (or embolize) the vein. This can help improve symptoms.

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

    This test measures the amount of a substance in your body that helps new blood vessels form. The test can help monitor cancer treatment.

  • Vascular Studies

    Vascular studies use ultrasound (sound wave) technology to assess the flow of blood in arteries and veins in the arms, legs, and neck.

  • Vasectomy

    Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose if he does not want to father any more children. It's permanent male birth control.

  • VDRL (CSF)

    This test looks for signs of neurosyphilis in your cerebrospinal fluid. Neurosyphilis happens when syphilis isn't treated and spreads to the spinal cord and brain.

  • Venogram

    A venogram is a test that lets your healthcare provider see the veins in your body, especially in your legs. A special dye is injected that can been seen on an X-ray. The dye lets your healthcare provider see your veins and how healthy they are.

  • Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery for Children

    Ventricular septal defect (VSD) surgery is a type of heart surgery. It fixes an abnormal hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart.

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