Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD

Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD

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Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Vermont College Of Medicine medical school in 2011. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fanous to book an appointment.

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Alexandria Fairfax Neurology PC1500 N Beauregard St Ste 300 Alexandria, VA 22311
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Inova Medical Group Neurology II8081 Innovation Park Dr Ste 900 Fairfax, VA 22031
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Department of Neurosciences3300 Gallows Rd Falls Church, VA 22042
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3580 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 206 Fairfax, VA 22033
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Inova Alexandria Hospital

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Department of Neurosciences4320 Seminary Rd Alexandria, VA 22304
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Affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Fanous' Reviews

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4.9

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Dr Fenous was very caring about my issues. Always makes sure you understand everything. This was a follow up after a very serious back surgery. He and his team gave me back a life that I can take care of myself. Forever grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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2 people found this helpful
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Nov 12, 2021
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I rarely complete surveys but, in this instance, it is my pleasure. I have rarely met a surgeon who, not only is obviously extremely honest , competent and knowledgeable, but who takes the time, has the compassion, and is ABLE TO CONVEY that to his patients. He spent an inordinate amount of time with my husband and I, explaining everything he observed in my MRIs, alternatives to treatment, and specific guidelines to help me make those decisions.He answered all of our questions, and left the door open for when we have more.I would like to thank him, as well as his PA and Natalie.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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Oct 14, 2021
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How does one write a review for a neurosurgeon? Is it enough simply to write that his years of sacrifice to his education and craft, his skill and talent, kept me out of a wheelchair? Should it be mentioned that his expertise allowed me to feel my daughter’s skin again? How about how he allowed this 48 year old divorced father of a 13 year old to host a sleepover birthday party for his daughter and two friends after barely being able to walk prior to seeing him? Should his humanity, compassion, kindness, and levity be highlighted? Should the way he alerted me to the gravity of my condition while simultaneously giving me hope of recovery be noted? How do I thank this young man for giving my daughter her dad back? Through a review? I frankly find it hard to look him in the face again after everything he’s done for me and all I give in return is a review. I cannot express my gratitude in thought, word, or action commensurate to what he deserves. I am humbled to have been cared for by hi
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Alexander Raad – Aug 04, 2021
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Great visit with Dr. Fanous. Took all the time necessary to answer my questions and give me the assurance that I had healed. Treated me like I was a family member rather than just another patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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PB – May 30, 2021
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Speaking as an RN and one of Dr. Andrew Fanous’ patients I highly recommend this extraordinary surgeon. Knowing I needed a more complex spine surgery was daunting to me, especially after having one a few years prior that provided only minimal relief. But I reached the point where the pain was making my work and professional lives miserable. I wanted to be able to live my best life, but my spine condition was preventing me. It was recommended that I make an appointment with Dr. Fanous at INOVA Neurosurgery. Dr. Fanous and PA Erika Canouse were meticulous in evaluating and explaining my condition. Dr. Fanous takes pride in explaining the surgical process. He is also very honest—he was blunt in saying that part of successful surgery is accepting that the recovery after surgery is challenging and that I needed to be ready to commit to rehab and physical therapy. Dr. Fanous readily told me that he is one part of the bigger team in his office. This was so true! The clinical and front-desk
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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18 people found this helpful
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Susan D. – Feb 20, 2021
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Dr. Fanous did emergency surgery to de-compress my spinal cord in my cervical vertebrae at INOVAAlexandria Hospital. …(Severe central stenosis C3-C5 with spinal cord compression). I also had Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis at C5-6. The operation was laminectomies and fusion of C3-6 on August 9, 2020. According to Dr. Fanous it was a complex surgery. I am totally pleased at the result of the surgery. Not only can I move better but my thinking is much better as well. One of my other doctors said it could be that I am getting more blood to the brain. Not only is Dr. Fanous an excellent surgeon, but he and his staff are most compassionate. I can not recommend Dr. Fanous and his staff more highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Ann MacNamara – Feb 19, 2021
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He is one of a kind I think, educating me about the problem in a logical simple words like an engineer a project, I told him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
20 people found this helpful
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Jan 05, 2021
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Dr. Fanous is top notch. He took care of my son when he had a traumatic brain injury and had to have surgery to repair it. Excellent bedside manner. Listens and has no problem taking as much time as you need. Explains procedures very well. I would trust him with my life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
24 people found this helpful
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Vicky McKeon – Oct 17, 2020
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Great doctor and surgeon. Dr. Fanous removed a tumor from my spinal cord that was slowly causing me to become paralyzed from the chest down. When I first found out I had it Dr. Fanous called me from California at the request of his PA to let me know I was in good hands. I was able to get in to see him the following week. As this was my first surgery ever, it was not one of my favorite experiences. However, Dr. Fanous and his team got me through it. 9 months later I am walking, exercising, and overall doing very well. Very grateful for Dr. Fanous' help and care and I wish him all the best in his career.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
30 people found this helpful
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Matt Robinson – Sep 02, 2020
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Dr Fanous is a very special person to me. He made the entire experience of neck and and spinal fusion seem easy to understand and you believe in him. He takes time with you and always has a smile on his face. I was probably a difficult patient after surgery but truly felt he cared about me as a person not just a patient. EXCELLENT bedside manner. Just love him and in my waking up probably told him that. Would recommend him to anyone needed surgery involving spine or neck issues. Very special to me and my family
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
44 people found this helpful
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr. Fanous is the best physician I have met, He is my hero. When Dr Fanous first saw me Iwas paralized with bilateral drop foot and previous spinal surgery, now and four months after he performed my Spinal surgery I am able to walk again without any aid and I am almost back to work. He has the best bedside manners, outstanding Surgical skils and clinical sense. I wish him all the best in his career and personal life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
45 people found this helpful
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Azam – Oct 02, 2019
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Dr. Fanous is an amazing neurosurgeon, and we were very fortunate to have him perform my father's brain tumor removal surgery. He cares about his patients, and always takes time to explain and answer questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
39 people found this helpful
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Fairfax, VA – May 20, 2019
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Excellent neurosurgeon with great outcomes. Very strong advocator for his patients and takes excellent care of them. He does not mind taking as much time as needed to speak with his patients and their family members. Overall a wonderful human being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
22 people found this helpful
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Nov 30, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fanous' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fanous treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Fanous treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Broken Neck
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fanous treats Broken Neck more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Fanous treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fanous treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Fanous treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Fanous' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nasoalveolar Molding
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Fanous is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than seven years of clinical experience. He has a special...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2018
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2017
State University of New York At Buffalo
Residency Hospital
2011
University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (703) 278-2091, and for other questions, call (571) 472-4100.

Does Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fanous has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fanous frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Broken Neck, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fanous treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD's office located?

Dr. Fanous' office is located at 1500 N Beauregard St Ste 300, Alexandria, VA 22311. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD speak?

Dr. Fanous speaks Spanish, Arabic, and French. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fanous is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Alexandria, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)