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Washington Nationals Name Inova’s Robin West, MD Lead Team Physician

FALLS CHURCH, VA – November 19, 2015 – The Washington Nationals this week named Robin West, MD, as new Lead Team Physician. As the medical director of the Inova Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI), Dr. West will continue to oversee ISMI while serving as team doctor for the baseball organization. With a focus on being proactive and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s Not Just for October

Beating Breast Cancer Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s crucial to not ignore monthly breast self-exams and a regular checkup with your gynecologist or primary care doctor. Additionally, most medical authorities recommend having regular mammograms, starting at age 40. (This recommendation varies; some medical organizations recommend following different guidelines.) Women 30 years and […]

Breast Cancer Patient Now Cancer-Free After IORT Treatment at Inova

Treatment in Time  Noha Sweid, a Fairfax County real estate agent, was diagnosed with breast cancer in early April and quickly received the new IORT radiation treatment, which offers a convenient, effective, and much less time-intensive treatment option. ——————————————— For Noha Sweid, the journey to being cancer-free may not have been sweet, but it was […]

New Inova Medical Group Shirlington practice to focus on women’s care

In 2016, Inova Medical Group (IMG) is planning to open a brand-new practice in the Shirlington neighborhood of south Arlington. Primarily focused on women’s health, the office will offer primary care, mammography, bone-density scanning, and obstetrical and gynecologic services. There also will be specialized rooms for outpatient procedures. The IMG Shirlington practice initially will feature two […]

If you have leg pain, get tested for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to catch it early

A Leg Up Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common problem caused by artery or blood vessel blockages in a patient’s legs or feet. Leg pain — often feeing like cramps — that stops you from walking after a few blocks and reoccurs after  rest is the main symptom of PAD. “When you start using […]

Knee replacement allows outdoorsmen to pursue their passion

Into the Wild Two local outdoor enthusiasts, a hiker-outdoorsman and a nature photographer, have both been able to return to their favorite pursuits after successful knee replacements performed by Dr. Nigel Azer at Inova Alexandria Hospital. ———————————————- If you are unable to find relief for your painful knee or hip, then Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Joint […]

All Five Inova Hospitals Earn ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

FALLS CHURCH, VA – October 28, 2015 – The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog, today announced that Inova Alexandria, Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Fairfax, Inova Loudoun and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals all earned ‘A’ grades in the national patient safety ratings. Leapfrog grades hospitals based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score […]

Inova Alexandria Hospital Earned an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

Alexandria, Virginia – October 28, 2015 – An announcement released nationally today by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Inova Alexandria Hospital earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing […]

Inova Alexandria’s new robotic system allows doctors more precision with vascular procedures

Catheter Technology Inova Alexandria Hospital is committed to providing innovative and exceptional healthcare to its patients. It has recently expanded its range of robotic technologies with the addition of the new Magellan™ Robotic System. This robotic catheterization system assists in complex vascular procedures. “Robotic catheters have the potential to provide enhanced precision and control, especially […]

Inova Alexandria Hospital Received Prestigious International Award

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova Alexandria Hospital is proud to announce that it has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. Baby-Friendly, USA is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) — a global program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United […]

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