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Women's Health


At Virginia Hospital Center, we understand that not every patient in Women & Infant Health is here to deliver a baby. Our commitment to providing outstanding, personalized medical care extends to women who have entrusted their gynecologic surgery to us.

From the moment she enters the Hospital, to the superior treatment she receives, to the comfort of her private room (whether it is used for only a few hours before and after an outpatient surgery, or overnight after an inpatient procedure) every patient will be the focus of our highly skilled physicians and nurses, all of whom have training on the unique requirements of the gynecologic surgery patient.

Women's Health Medical Services

Virginia Hospital Center's state-of-the-art Women's Health Medical Services offer the most advanced technologies and expertise to evaluate and treat patients with a wide range of disorders and are well equipped to handle routine gynecological procedures as well as complex conditions that have not responded to previous treatment.

To read more about All Women's Health Medical Services, click on the links below:


Gynecologic Conditions & Treatment Options

Fibroids & Polyps

What are fibroids? Who is affected by fibroids? How are fibroids diagnosed? What treatment options exist for fibroids and polyps?

Menorrhagia

If you suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding, you're not alone. Menorrhagia, as it is known, affects roughly one in four healthy women in the United States.

For more information about some common gynecologic conditions as well as diagnostic services and treatment options that are available at Virginia Hospital Center, CLICK HERE.


Female Surgeons

Medical conditions may be difficult. Conversations about them, don't have to be.

All things being equal, many women prefer to go to a female physician rather than a male physician for their colon and rectal, urogynecological and breast healthcare. When a female patient has a sensitive condition requiring highly-specialized surgical care, there are few female experts to whom she can turn.

Fortunately, Virginia Hospital Center has six female surgeons who possess advanced surgical training and specific focus in their area of expertise, which may make patients feel more comfortable and less embarrassed by their treatment because it is being administered by a woman. And for patient convenience, these five surgeons provide care in one easily-accessible location:

Menopause facts

  • Cholesterol increases when women enter previously.
  • Bone regularly and make sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
  • Menopause does not appear to cause weight gain, but does make any weight gained more difficult to lose.
  • There is no evidence that vaginal estrogen increases risk of breast cancer and it may be safely used
    by women who prefer not to take full hormone replacement therapy.
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Managing the Far-Reaching Effects of Menopause

Terri Remy, MD, FACP, NCMP
"Giving women the whole picture is important. There are a lot of changes in women’s lives when they enter menopause. It’s not just the end of your period. Suddenly, joints hurt because women’s joints need estrogen. Vision changes can accelerate. Bone mass can decrease by up to 20 percent. Hair loss can occur. Plus, sexual function changes. Many women experience vaginal dryness and a decrease in their libido..."
Terri Remy, MD, FACP, NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioners (NCMP)

VHC Physician Group Primary Care Alexandria

Expert in the treatment of ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers

Mark Doherty, MD, FACOG, FACS
“Patients who come to me receive very personalized cancer care. I pride myself upon educating them well so that they may make the best choices for their lives.”
Mark Doherty, MD, FACOG, FACS

VHC Physician Group Gynecologic Oncology

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