Forging a New Frontier in Kidney Transplant

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus patient takes part in a potentially revolutionary clinical study For about three years, Don Davis, a 58-year-old Deputy Chief Information Officer who lives in Prince William County, had severe kidney problems. This included living with kidney failure — his kidneys functioned at less than 15 percent of normal capacity — for…

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Stepping Forward Toward Bunion Remedies

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Steven Neufeld, MD, explains bunions and a procedure to correct them Condition: Bunion: A bunion is a “bump” of bone that most often forms at the base of the big toe joint. It occurs if bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place and forces the big toe to bend toward the others.…

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High Honors for Inova

Leapfrog Group, U.S. News recognize Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for care quality Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) is the recent recipient of several accolades. Leapfrog: Most recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that drives momentum for improved quality and safety in healthcare, named IFMC a Top Teaching Hospital. The distinction is considered one…

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In the Blink of an Eye

The LenSx surgical system offers laser precision for cataract procedures.

Equipment allows for more precise cataract surgery Northern Virginia residents who are facing cataract surgery now have new options. Inova Woodburn Surgery Center now offers the LenSx surgical system, which employs more precise femtosecond laser technology to augment cataract removal, correct astigmatism and restore vision lost from cataracts. This proven technology is used around the…

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New TIF Procedure Offers a Better Solution for Chronic Heartburn

Procedure provides solution to acid reflux

Treatment offers alternative to traditional surgery for acid reflux Providing the best patient experience means staying on top of the latest in medical technology. Starting July 1, doctors at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) began performing the new TIF 2.0 procedure on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux. The purpose…

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Pain Relief: Nerve Blocks During Surgery Help Patients Feel Better Faster

Bimal P. Gandhi, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He serves as the Medical Director of Regional Anesthesia Services at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Recovering from surgery can be a painful process. Prescription opioid medications can help patients manage post-surgical pain, but they have a well-publicized dark side: The United States is…

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Colorectal cancer scare averted with robotic-assisted surgery at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Runner takes big strides toward recovery after colon surgery Last fall, when Philip Ritcheson got a screening colonoscopy at age 50, he wasn’t expecting anything unusual. So when the test came back positive for colorectal cancer, Philip was shocked. “I have been fit and healthy all my life,” says Philip, a senior executive in the…

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