Robotic MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements, The Evolving Role of Cytogenetics in Cancer Care and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Leesburg, VA – As part of its free “Ask the Expert” lecture series, Inova Loudoun Hospital will host several  lectures in November and December – “Robotic MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements: Meet the Robot” on Wednesday,Nov. 13, “The Evolving Role of Cytogenetics in Cancer Care” on Thursday, Nov. 21 and “Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Health Crisis” on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  All lectures will be from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Nauman Akhtar, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program, for an informative lecture and Q&A session about the latest advances in computer navigated and robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements. Learn how MAKOplasty® Total Hip and Knee technology can help patients improve mobility, minimize pain and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Attendees will also have an opportunity to “meet the robot.” Inova Loudoun Hospital has earned the Goal Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission in knee and hip replacement. 

Changes in certain chromosomes can be a sign of a genetic disease and some types of cancer. Cytogenetics – the study of chromosomes – is influencing the future of cancer treatment. By testing tissue, blood and bone marrow, cytogenetics can help physicians  diagnose a disease or condition, plan personalized treatments and determine how well a treatment is working. This branch of genetics can be particularly beneficial for patients with hematological disorders (e.g., myeloma, lymphoproliferative disorders, leukemia, lymphoma) or solid tumors (e.g., colon, prostate and breast cancers). Join Dr. Leandro Moraes for a free lecture and Q&A session about Cytogenetics. Learn how cytogenetics can help physicians in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer.

Everyone is at risk for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – especially children and older adults. TBIs are often caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal function of the brain. Symptoms and their duration will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Thankfully, most TBIs that occur in the U.S. are mild (also known as concussions), but severe TBIs can lead to life-long disability and even death.

Regardless of severity, it is important that the individual be evaluated by a health care professional. Getting help soon after the injury may improve recovery outcomes. Join board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Anje Kim for an informative lecture and Q&A session about what really happens when you hit your head. Learn about TBI symptoms, recovery and prevention.

The lectures will be held at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Physician’s Office Building, 44055 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 110, Leesburg. Follow signs for the South Hospital Entrance.  Free on-site parking is available.

Participation is free but seating is limited.  To register for the “Robotic MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements” or “Traumatic Brain Injuries” lectures visit or call 1.855.MY.INOVA (855.694.6682). Registration for ”The Evolving Role of Cytogenetics in Cancer Care” is at or call 703.698.2526.

Media Contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 283-bed nationally recognized hospital committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family.  Inova Loudoun Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for nursing excellence, emergency care services, and patient safety. Inova Loudoun Hospital is also a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement, Spinal Surgery, and Stroke Care.

Inova Loudoun Hospital offers family-centered care with its children’s emergency room, children’s inpatient unit, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center and is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center. Inova Loudoun Hospital’s two additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs), located in Ashburn and Leesburg, are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH).

About Inova
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Four of Inova’s five hospitals hold five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

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