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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renaissance man finds relief with shoulder replacement procedures at Inova Alexandria Hospital

Twice the Success For Jerry Namken, PhD, having both shoulders replaced was a dream come true. Having suffered from severe pain and loss of motion in his shoulders, the 65-year-old retired agricultural economist and former cowboy suffered from painful arthritis that made it difficult to do the activities he enjoys. “I’ve been pretty rough on […]

Reconstructive ACL surgery helps a Northern VA high schooler get back on the soccer field

Game On Ismail Waziry, a 19-year-old high school senior from Woodbridge, Virginia, has been playing soccer since he came to the United States from Pakistan in 2009. Early in 2015, he had an experience familiar to many athletes: he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. “It was during a game,” Ismail says. “I tried […]

CPAP doesn’t work for you? Inova doctor develops new sleep apnea treatment

Good News for Sleep Apnea Sufferers For people with sleep apnea who can’t get the relief they need from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines — devices to help open airways — or other treatments, there may be an answer.  Michael Abidin, MD, who specializes in ear, nose and throat disorders, has been developing a state-of-the-art […]

Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria helps patients experience relief from heartburn, GERD and related disorders

Feel the (Heart)Burn? Inova Alexandria Hospital recently opened its new Heartburn Treatment Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to treating heartburn and related disorders. The center’s director is surgeon G. Kevin Gillian, MD, who is well-known for his expertise in treating heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux (GER). The center offers conservative and surgical treatment options. […]

Young woman thrives after severe stroke, thanks to the experts at Inova Alexandria Hospital

Time is Brain Having moved to the East Coast from California to complete her law degree, Cynthia Swift, 34, was busy launching a new career in public policy. The job required numerous hours at a computer and Cynthia pushed herself to adjust to the demands of her new workload. In late November, she began to […]

Washington Redskins and Inova Form Strategic Health and Wellness Partnership

Loudoun County facility to be renamed to Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park as the two organizations launch new programs and initiatives to improve the overall health of the community LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — July 25, 2016 — The Washington Redskins and Inova announce today a strategic partnership to bring timely and relevant health and […]

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