James Ecklund, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at Inova Fairfax Hospital and CEO of the Inova Health System Neuroscience and Spine Institute is Appointed to National Trauma Institute Board of Directors

The National Trauma Institute announced changes to its Board of Directors, including scheduled organizational representative turnover and the addition of a new affiliated professional group. Christopher Kang, MD, replaces Angela Gardner, MD, as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) representative; James Ecklund, MD, replaces Alex Valadka as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)…

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Inova Alexandria: One of just four U.S. hospitals with Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

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Certified hospitals must meet identified standards for surgical removal of blood clots in patients suffering a large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke Large Ischemic Strokes don’t stand a chance at Inova Alexandria Hospital. A newly awarded certification marks Inova Alexandria as a leader in mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and early detection and treatment of large ischemic…

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Fairfax athlete overcomes severe injury with help from Inova Fair Oaks spine doctors

Personal Best Inova’s neurosurgery and spine experts keep a talented athlete with spinal-cord injury on the move Last year, Leigh Neary achieved an impressive feat: She finished her division’s 2017 International Distance Lake Anna Triathlon. Her joy and pride – as well as the applause she received – were especially powerful considering a trauma she experienced…

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Epilepsy patients receive tailored treatment and monitoring at Inova Alexandria Hospital

A Higher Level of Epilepsy Care When talking about epilepsy, every patient is unique in terms of medication need, seizure control and treatment plan. That’s why Inova Alexandria Hospital makes sure that care is tailored, every step of the way. “Treating epilepsy requires a multidisciplinary approach,” says Lewis Eberly, MD, Medical Director of Neuroscience at…

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Parkinson’s patient shows inspiring improvement with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) treatment

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Regaining Control Deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure provides new hope by keeping Parkinson’s symptoms in check For Bachir Flih (pronounced “Flee”), the symptoms happened out of the blue: a tremor in his right index finger accompanied by fatigue that lasted throughout the day. With a busy job as the dining service manager for a retirement…

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New LSVT BIG therapy available for people with Parkinson’s

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On the Move Inova Alexandria Hospital is now offering the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG technique The Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Care Department has been expanding its services over the past year. As an example, it now offers Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG, a technique that addresses the unique…

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