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Posts by Jason Grey

A Tale From the Heart

Illustration of a hand extending a heart to another.

Inova doctor’s inspiring medical story convinces patient to undergo open aortic surgery Raymond Fernandez had already been through extensive treatment for his abdominal aortic aneurysm. To have it repaired, he had undergone minimally invasive endovascular procedures with a specialist twice in the past 10 years. So he was feeling deeply depressed and confused when he…

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Inova’s Own ‘Good Doctor’ Targets Abdominal Cancers

An illustration of a colon with polyps.

Surgical oncologist administers ‘hot chemotherapy’ regimen It’s the kind of story made for TV: A woman with a life-threatening case of colon cancer comes to Inova for cutting-edge treatment that delivers a one-two punch to her disease, beating back tumors and returning her to better health.  With the arrival of surgical oncologist Lana Bijelic, MD,…

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Cancer Research Spotlights Innovation

Illustration shows the connections between medical interventions and the human body.

Inova grants foster cutting-edge studies with power to transform care  When potentially deadly melanoma spreads, growing numbers of patients are offered immunotherapy to unleash the immune system’s power to kill cancer cells. But only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapy — perplexing doctors hoping to rein in the threat.  Now Inova scientists are among the…

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Come to an Ask The Expert Lecture

Ask The Expert lectures are available on a range of topics.

Physicians to speak on care for joints, heart and other topics Joints and Spine Latest Advances in Hip and Knee Replacement John Albrigo, MD Monday, March 18, 6 p.m.Inova Alexandria Hospital Auditorium4320 Seminary RoadAlexandria, VA Nauman Akhtar, MD Monday, April 29, 6 p.m.Inova Loudoun Hospital44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110Leesburg, VA 20176 Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:…

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Can Patients With Respiratory Conditions Improve Lung Function?

Kareem Ahmad, MD, specializes in pulmonary diseases at Inova.

By Kareem Ahmad, MD, who specializes in pulmonary disease at Inova’s Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program Everyone’s lung function decreases over time as they age, but those with acute or chronic respiratory conditions — such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — experience this reduction at a much faster rate due to ongoing lung…

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Stepping Forward Toward Bunion Remedies

Steven K. Neufeld, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Inova.

Steven Neufeld, MD, explains bunions and a procedure to correct them Condition: Bunion: A bunion is a “bump” of bone that most often forms at the base of the big toe joint. It occurs if bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place and forces the big toe to bend toward the others.…

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High Honors for Inova

Leapfrog Group, U.S. News recognize Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for care quality Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) is the recent recipient of several accolades. Leapfrog: Most recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that drives momentum for improved quality and safety in healthcare, named IFMC a Top Teaching Hospital. The distinction is considered one…

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In the Blink of an Eye

The LenSx surgical system offers laser precision for cataract procedures.

Equipment allows for more precise cataract surgery Northern Virginia residents who are facing cataract surgery now have new options. Inova Woodburn Surgery Center now offers the LenSx surgical system, which employs more precise femtosecond laser technology to augment cataract removal, correct astigmatism and restore vision lost from cataracts. This proven technology is used around the…

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Construction Continues at Inova Loudoun Hospital

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Update on Master Plan expansion Inova Loudoun Hospital’s (ILH’s) Master Plan expansion project is still underway, with many changes and advancements happening every day. Currently, a few key areas are under construction: Patient Tower: Construction on the new 382,000-square-foot patient tower is on schedule, with completion expected in spring 2020. The tower will feature all-private…

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Take Note With Inova

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Inova explores benefits of medical music therapy program Music therapy has the power to improve our physical and psychological health. This is the basis for the partnership between A Place to Be and a special music therapy program offered at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) and Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. “We’re not…

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