Cytomegalovirus: What You Should Know About CMV in Pregnancy

Luis Martin Gomez, MD, MsCE, is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies and practices at Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia and the Inova Health System. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be the most common virus you’ve never heard of. For most people, the virus is a minor inconvenience — if…

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Is Endometriosis the Cause of Your Pelvic Pain?

Paul Tyan, MD is an OB-GYN and minimally invasive gynecological surgery expert. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Endometriosis is a common and underdiagnosed cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility among women. Our best estimate is that around 10 percent of reproductive-age women have endometriosis.  The innermost layer of the uterus, called the…

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Temporarily Restricts Visitors Due to Increased Flu

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Update: Visitations restrictions have been lifted as of May 7, 2016. FALLS CHURCH, VA – March 7, 2016 – Due to increased flu-like illness activity at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), the medical campus has instituted temporary changes to their visitation policy beginning Monday, March 7, at 7:00 a.m. The temporary measures apply to visitors until…

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Inova’s New Hospital Devoted to Women and Children to Open Next Year

Commitment to Community Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital will soon open their doors in a brand-new location, becoming the largest hospital on the East Coast exclusively dedicated to the care of women and children. Scheduled to open in January 2016, the 660,000-square-foot facility will offer patients a technologically advanced, family-friendly setting featuring all-private…

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Inova Marks an Important Building Phase for the Future of Women’s and Children’s Health

Beam Signing for Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital FALLS CHURCH, VA – March 13, 2014 – Yesterday, Inova Health System senior leaders, elected officials, government representatives, along with Inova physicians and nurses, former Inova Children’s Hospital patients, and generous donors gathered to leave their mark at a Beam Signing Ceremony for the $400 million…

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Dr. John Elkas, Inova Women’s Hospital Gynecologic Oncologist, featured in ABC 7 Series

Dr. John Elkas, Inova Women’s Hospital Gynecologic Oncologist, featured in four-part series ABC 7  series on gynecologic cancers (October 4, 2013). “Vaginal, vulvar cancers affect 4,500 women per year,” September 5, 2013 “Uterine cancer affects 50,000 women per year nationwide,” September 11, 2013 “Ovarian cancer affects 20,000 women per year,” September 18, 2013 “Cervical cancer…

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Remarkable Journey: Struggling newborn, parents thrive thanks to superior care at Fairfax NICU

(September 24, 2013) – For 24 weeks, Janet Stopa had enjoyed a blissfully smooth pregnancy. After trying to start a family for three years, she and her husband, Chris, were now joyfully anticipating the arrival of their first-born son, Nathaniel. Graced with an abundance of energy, Janet was able to maintain her fast-paced career as…

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Patrick Christiansen Named Chief Executive Officer of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

FALLS CHURCH, VA – (November 19, 2012) – Patrick Christiansen, PhD, Senior Vice President, Inova Health System, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. As CEO he will lead the campus’ four hospitals—Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute—and will be part of…

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