Potomac ENT

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Welcome The Centers for Advanced ENT Care

At The Centers for Advanced ENT Care provide quality, modern, and efficient care are the hallmarks of our practice. We are highly trained board and subspecialty certified physicians. We provide services that cover the entire scope of your ear, nose, and throat needs.

COVID-19 Office Update: WE ARE OPEN

We are now offering Healow TELEVISITS, a safe, secure and effective way to provide quality care to our patients in the safety of their homes. Please contact our office for more details at 703-499-8787 Monday - Friday from 9am-5 pm. You may also contact us via the ECW portal.

Patient Portal

Our Woodbridge office is now open from Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Our Alexandria office is now open from 9am - 4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays.

Stafford location will be open May 12, 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm.


The Center for Advanced ENT Care Patient Restrictions

For the safety of our patients and staff, and to lower their likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, The Centers for Advanced ENT Care (CAdENT) has temporarily implemented a new patient and visitor policy.

All CAdENT practice offices will follow these guidelines for restricting patient/visitors in their locations:

  • If a patient/visitor has a fever greater than 100.0
  • Have a new (<14 days) cough or Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Have lost your sense of smell/taste in the last 14 days
  • Have traveled to a "hot" zone or have travelled more than 20 miles from your home within the last 14 days.
  • Have traveled internationally within the last 14 days
  • Have been in contact with someone with a confirmed Covid-19 infection

Patient/Visitors that fall into these guidelines are not to enter our office will not be seen. These patients/visitors should contact their primary care physician. If you have an ENT related issue, please call our office and leave a message.

We will use guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to regularly update the list of countries we are screening for travel to, see website is listed from CDC.


  • Mask must be worn in office.
  • Temperature and screening will be done at the door.
  • NO visitors (not patients) under the age of 18 will be allowed into the office.
  • NO visitors will be allowed in the waiting room or exam room with patients unless needed for assistance. Come by yourself and/or have your visitor wait in your car.
  • Children who are patients are to be brought to the office with ONE adult only.



News and Social Media

Northern Virginia Top Doctors


Congratulations! All our physicians have been selected as Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2020.




Top Doctor 2015 Award Dr. Arabshahi

Congratulations to Dr. Arabshahi, Dr. Ipakchi, and Dr. Alex Cheng

With a commitment to patient care excellence, once again our physicians Dr. Ipakchi, Dr. Arabshahi, and Dr. Alex Cheng have been selected as Top Doctors Washingtonian 2019!





Deviated Nasal Septum

Posted May 15th, 2018

Estimates are that 80 percent of all nasal septums are off-center, a condition that is generally not noticed. A "deviated septum" occurs when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline. The most common symptom from a badly deviated or crooked septum is difficulty breathing through the nose.

Deviated Septum

Dr. Alidad Arabshahi


Dr. Alidad Arabshahi has been appointed as a board member of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Governer Terry McAuliffe on the Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians.  Congratulations!  



Potomac ENT is now a Division of The Centers for Advanced ENT Care (CAdENT) as of December 1, 2017

The Centers for Advanced ENT Care, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier provider of comprehensive ear, nose, and throat services, offers patients the highest standard of professional medical care with state-of-the-art equipment at convenient and readily-accessible practice locations.

The Centers for Advanced ENT Care - LEARN MORE

Differences Between Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

Posted by Potomac ENT October 25th, 2017

Sinusitis is common! Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis can last from four to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growths and can linger for years, its cause can be hard to pin down and hard to treat.

Symptoms include: facial pain, runny nose, nasal congestion and headache.


What is Sinusitis? - Overview and Treaments

Posted by Potomac ENT September 13th, 2017

Sinusitis is defined as an inflammation of the sinus lining, and is commonly caused by structural issues such as ostial blockage, bacterial infections, viral infections or a combination of these.


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