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Spine surgery patients, doctors benefit from Inova’s new O-arm imaging tool

Seeing Is Believing O-arm Mobile Surgical Imaging System helps lessen radiation exposure and improve spine surgery results In February, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) added a new element to their award-winning surgical program: a spine surgery imaging system for the operating room called the O-arm. Manufactured by Medtronic, the O-arm is the gold standard of intraoperative spinal imaging…

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Standing Tall: Treatment Options for Scoliosis in Children

Brian J. McHugh, MD, is a neurosurgeon with dual fellowship training in orthopedics and neurosurgery. He is a member of Inova Medical Group and the Inova Spine Institute and specializes in surgical treatments for spinal deformities in children and adults. Read Dr. McHugh’s profile. As a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal deformities, I want to help patients…

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Inova Spine Institute at Loudoun Hospital offers help to patients suffering from back and neck pain

No More “Pain in the Neck” (or Back) Back pain affects more than 26 million Americans and is the main cause for disability among people under 45. Because the spine is integral to just about every activity, unrelieved pain can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life. At Inova Spine Institute ( at Inova Loudoun Hospital, a…

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Targeting the Pain: New ablation procedure helps provide cancer pain relief

(October 3, 2013) A procedure called targeted-Radiofrequency Ablation (t-RFA) for bone metastatic lesions on the spine has provided immediate pain relief for cancer patients, according to Sandeep Bagla, MD, interventional radiologist at Inova Mount Vernon and Inova Alexandria hospitals. “This technology is really a breakthrough because for years we’ve had [t-RFA] for lungs, kidneys and…

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