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Dr. Moustafa Adel Omar Mohamed Hassan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1850 Town Center Parkway; Pavilion Ii 258
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Moustafa Hassan is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Hassan is conversant in Arabic. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hassan completed a residency program at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hassan at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Medical school graduation with honor, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University; and Best fellow paper presentation, Wayne State University, Dept OB/GYN. Dr. Hassan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Mohammed Adel Elkousy, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1850 Town Center Parkway; Pavilion Ii 258
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Mohammed Elkousy practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He has a special interest in amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and ultrasound (sonogram). He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Elkousy's distinctions include: Board certification maternal fetal medicine, American Board ob/gyn - maternal fetal medicine and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Elkousy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elkousy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Amniocentesis

Dr. Marquis Latrell Jessie, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1850 Town Center Parkway; Pavilion Ii 258
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Marquis Jessie's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Jessie's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes Medicaid insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. Dr. Jessie's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

Dr. Basil Maghak, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
1850 Town Center Parkway; Pavilion Ii 258
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Basil Maghak is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics specialist in Fairfax, VA, Gainesville, VA, and Leesburg, VA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maghak include high risk pregnancy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maghak is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Maghak is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine is also sometimes called high-risk obstetrics or perinatology. All of these names refer to the specialty of medicine devoted to caring for pregnant women and their unborn babies during a pregnancy where there are complications. The goal of this specialty is to reduce stress for the mother and to increase the chances of safely delivering a healthy baby.

In most cases, pregnancy takes place without any problems. There are a few cases, however, where health problems require extra monitoring, testing, and more training than a regular ob/gyn might have. These specialized ob/gyns are perinatologists.

There are many different issues that might cause a patient to be referred to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist. Some of the issues include:
  • Advanced maternal age (over 35)
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Premature rupture of membranes, or “water breaking” too early
  • Congenital disorders that may impact birth
  • Multiples (twins, triplets, or higher)
  • Health issues in the mother, including chronic illness (diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, etc.) and infectious disease (hepatitis, HIV)

Services offered by maternal and fetal medicine specialists vary depending on the nature of the concern, but they may include prenatal testing, ultrasound, or diagnostic screening. It is common for a patient to see a perinatologist several times during their pregnancy but for their own obstetrician to deliver the baby. Perinatologists typically do not deliver babies, although they are available for consult if needed.
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