New cataract removal technology brings safer, faster relief for eye surgery patients

An Eye on Innovation At Inova Alexandria Hospital, a new device for treating cataracts, called the Centurion Vision System, is making procedures safer and faster, says Ellen Bushmiller, Service Line Leader for the Ophthalmology Department. The technology offers improved surgical control since it adjusts to changes in eye pressure in milliseconds. It also has advanced…

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Don’t ignore the symptoms: Local man survives after emergency aortic valve surgery at Inova

Living with Heart Swift decision to perform lifesaving surgery pulls retiree through harrowing experience. Expert physicians and surgeons at Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax Hospitals evaluated and treated Mr. Fleet with emergency aortic arch and aortic valve replacement. One afternoon last April, Clyde Vogie Fleet was attending a friend’s retirement party at a restaurant in…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Epilepsy Program accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)

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NAEC accredits centers with highest level of medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy ALEXANDRIA, VA — Inova is pleased to announce that Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Epilepsy Program has been accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 3 epilepsy center. A level 3 center provides medical, neuropsychological, and…

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Weighing the Long-Term Risks of Acid Reflux Drugs

George Kevin Gillian, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in treatments for hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He helped to establish the Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Read Dr. Gillian’s profile. If you take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat acid reflux or heartburn, you’re not alone. This class of drugs, which includes Prilosec…

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Inova Names New Leadership at Loudoun, Mount Vernon and Alexandria Hospitals

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Appointments underscore commitment to communities served FALLS CHURCH, VA. – Inova announced today the retirement of H. Patrick Walters, SVP, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital and the appointment of Deborah Addo, SVP, as CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital. In addition, Susan Carroll, SVP, has been promoted to Regional Executive Officer over Inova Alexandria and Inova…

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Inova Alexandria’s all-female breast cancer team offers expert treatment and support at every step

Plan of Attack The expert, all-female breast care team at Inova Alexandria Hospital — from surgeons and radiologists to dieticians, a genetics counselor and nurse navigators — ensures that patients feel supported every step of the way. Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming, not to mention scary. That’s why the health professionals at…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Earns Recertification as a Primary Stroke Center

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Alexandria, VA – June 16, 2016 – The Joint Commission recently recertified Inova Alexandria Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center, indicating that the hospital’s services provide patients with the best chance of survival, minimize the results of a stroke and improve recovery. Inova Alexandria Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Washington, DC, metropolitan…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Joint Replacement Programs Receive Joint Commission Recognition

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FALLS CHURCH, VA – June 16, 2016 – Inova Alexandria Hospital is the first hospital in the Washington metropolitan area, and the second in Virginia, to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for outstanding care in shoulder replacement. The Gold Seal recognizes facilities that make exceptional efforts to meet the unique needs of patients,…

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