Inova Specialist Treats Debilitating Transvaginal Mesh Complications

This piece was originally published June 9, 2016. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). He is vice-chair of gynecologic subspecialties at Virginia Commonwealth University Inova Fairfax Campus. He has a special interest in women’s pelvic floor disorders. Read Dr. Shobeiri’s profile. Transvaginal Mesh…

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Larry Maxwell, MD, Named President, Inova Women’s Service Line

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Physician to lead Inova’s Nationally Ranked Women’s Services Falls Church, VA – Larry Maxwell, MD, FACOG, COL (ret) U.S. Army, has been named President, Inova Health System’s Women’s Service Line.  In this role, Dr. Maxwell is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive, consistently high-performing service line, continuing to build upon Inova’s nationally ranked Women’s…

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Diagnosing and Treating Fibroids

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July is National Fibroids Awareness Month While 80% of women experience uterine fibroids by the age of 50, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), many women don’t seek out knowledge or treatment for the issue. Here are some commonly asked questions: What are fibroids? Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop on or in…

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Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Melissa Ann Delgado, MD, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in robotic laser surgery for endometriosis and sees patients at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia. You probably expect your monthly cycle to arrive with uncomfortable cramps and bloating. But if you (or your teen daughter) experience significant pain each…

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Problem Periods? Learn What’s Normal — And What’s Not

Jennifer N. Hong, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in contraception, prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer prevention, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and is currently accepting new patients at Inova OBGYN –…

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Women With Pelvic Floor Disorder Are Not Alone

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Treatment is available Ladies, do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh? Do you frequently have the urge to go to the bathroom? You’re not alone. About half of women over age 50 have this condition. And it’s got a name: pelvic floor disorder. Pelvic floor disorder describes a number of conditions that…

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