Inova Health System Acquires Mid Atlantic Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery

Expansion Enhances Regional Access to World-Class Women’s Care Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System announced the acquisition of Mid Atlantic Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery.  As the leading urogynecologic practice in the region, it consists of four board-certified urogynecologists and an advanced practice provider. The providers have been seeing patients at its current location for…

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What You Need to Know About Cardiovascular Health During Pregnancy

Paula Pinell-Salles, MD, FACC, specializes in general cardiology and vascular medicine and is a Co-Founder of Inova’s Women’s Heart Health program. She is board certified in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Pinell-Salles is a cardiologist in Virginia Heart’s Fairfax office.  For most women, pregnancy is marked by good health and the excitement of bringing a new life into the world. Still,…

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Postpartum Depression and the Holidays

Chandrika Balgobin, DO, PMH-C, perinatal psychiatrist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services , Shana Bellow, Ph.D., LCP, psychologist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services  and Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, perinatal therapist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services Editor’s note: Although “postpartum depression” is the term most people know, a more fitting term is perinatal mood and anxiety disorders,…

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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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