Partner With Your Provider to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Annette Bicher, MD, is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. To detect breast cancer…

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Adolescent Health: What to Expect from a Teen’s First Gynecologist Appointment

Rachel K. Casey, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and a member of the OB-GYN Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Adolescence is a time of rapid change. Girls’ bodies are growing and developing, and their brains are changing, too.…

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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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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Medical Campus #1 Hospital in DC Area for Second Year in a Row

Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Ranks in Top 10 Nationwide Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for the second consecutive year and sixth time ever, according to U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s gynecology department was named…

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5 Tips to Prevent Birth Defects

Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects  Stephanie J. Williams, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN with Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology in Shirlington. She delivers babies at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Today, March 3, marks World Birth Defects Day. If you plan to expand your family any time soon, now is the right…

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How to Maximize Heart Health During Pregnancy

Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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Managing Urinary Frequency

Help for Urinary Incontinence is Available We all want to laugh as much as possible, right? Maybe not if you’re dealing with urinary incontinence, a form of bladder weakness that prompts urine leakage while you’re doing everyday things such as coughing, sneezing, lifting heavy items, exercising or even erupting in laughter. Women are mainly affected…

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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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Lumpectomy: Who’s a Candidate?

Dr. Shannon Lehr is a board certified and fellowship trained breast surgeon with 20 years of experience caring for patients with breast cancer.  Dr. Lehr is the Medical Director of Breast Care Consultants of Northern Virginia and the Inova Breast Care Program at Inova Loudoun Hospital.    A lumpectomy (also called a partial mastectomy) is…

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