Comprehensive Allergy Testing and Treatment
Offering immunotherapy including allergy shots and sublingual drops.
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Have sinus issues?
We offer minimally invasive in office sinus surgery.
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Caring and Compassionate Physicans
Providing comprehensive medical and surgical management of ear, nose, and throat disorders.
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Hearing and Balance Center
Offering advanced, comprehensive hearing and balance exams with a full array of the latest hearing aids.
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Board Certified Physicians in Sleep Medicine
Providing medical and surgical management for sleep disorders.
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We're on a mission to serve our patients and communities with high-quality, compassionate, comprehensive, patient-focused Ear, Nose & Throat care in the most cost effective and convenient manner. 

Welcome to The Centers for Advanced ENT Care -- Potomac ENT Division

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 sub specialty 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.

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.



If You are Suffering from Ear, Nose, and/or Throat Complications, Contact Us Today for Help!




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


Congratulations to Dr. Arabshahi, Dr. Ipakchiand 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!

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