News, Announcements and Expert Commentary from Inova


Inova Alexandria’s award-winning Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) expands to heighten care delivery

Healing the Heart Award-winning cardiovascular critical care unit in Alexandria, VA expands to heighten care delivery Recovery from a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or a complex surgery can be difficult. Guided by experience, skill and compassion, the medical team at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) understands and responds…

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New LSVT BIG therapy available for people with Parkinson’s

On the Move Inova Alexandria Hospital is now offering the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG technique The Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Care Department has been expanding its services over the past year. As an example, it now offers Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG, a technique that addresses the unique…

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Building a strong support network helps one woman face down breast cancer

Surrounded by Hope For Roxana Guerra, the diagnosis came unexpectedly. Last October the legal assistant first noticed a dimpled area on her right breast, but didn’t think much of it. She was only 41 and no one in her family had ever had breast cancer. Still, a baseline mammogram at a nearby women’s clinic revealed…

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Patient feels free again after undergoing procedure to end her incontinence

No Need for Accidents When JoAnn Hughes, a 46-year-old law firm manager from Springfield, Virginia, began feeling the symptoms of stress incontinence, she was surprised. “I thought I was too young to have that issue,” says JoAnn. However, the symptoms – incontinence when JoAnn jumped, laughed or coughed too hard, or sneezed, among other similar…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital adds $4.5 million worth of new equipment and renovations

Smart Medicine Inova Alexandria Hospital is always working to improve facilities and make the patient experience better. This past year it has been proving that through equipment purchases and renovations that total more than $4.5 million. New purchases include: Laparoscopy towers used in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures Ultrasound equipment to identify illnesses affecting the stomach…

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Inova Medical Group and Inova Alexandria Hospital team up to open new OB-GYN practice

A New Care Option for Women Inova Medical Group, in association with Inova Alexandria Hospital, recently opened a newly constructed OB-GYN/primary care office in Shirlington. The new office is located in Shirlington Gateway at 2800 S. Shirlington Road, Suite 706, Arlington. The practice focuses on comprehensive patient services for women. “We have the ability to…

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