Our CIGC Patients Say it BestWe are redefining care by providing our patients with the best options for minimally invasive GYN surgery for complex conditions. Hear what our patients have to say about our life-changing and innovative techniques for GYN procedures including myomectomy, hysterectomy, resection of endometriosis and more.
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Our minimally invasive GYN surgeons are an award winning and innovative team that is board certified and fellowship trained. Choose a CIGC minimally invasive laparoscopic specialist, and ensure you’re in the best hands.Learn More
THE CIGC TRAVEL PROGRAM
We are the destination for life-changing minimally invasive GYN surgery. Our exclusive DualPortGYN or LAAM techniques were developed by our specialists, which means we have a lot of patients who travel to the Washington, D.C. area. We want to make traveling for GYN surgery from long distances as seamless as possible.Learn More
LAAM is a groundbreaking uterine-sparing technique for the removal of fibroids. It is one of the safest and most thorough minimally invasive fibroid removal options available worldwide.Learn More
CIGC IN THE MEDIA
The media is talking! Keep up to date with news about The Center for Innovative GYN Care, Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD, Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, and our exciting advanced minimally invasive GYN techniques that get patients back to their lives faster with much less pain. See why patients travel around the country to CIGC for fibroids, endometriosis and other complex GYN conditions. Read more.Newsfeed
REFER A FRIEND
The Center for Innovative GYN Care patients can refer a friend or loved one and receive an Amazon gift card.
Learn more about the details and exclusions for our referral program.Learn More
THE ROBOTICS CONTROVERSY
Learn why CIGC never performs robotic procedures. Our groundbreaking techniques are safer and more effective than robotic surgeries.Learn More
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In the recent announcements of Lena Dunham and Halsey about how pain from endometriosis has had a huge impact on living their lives, medical professionals have come out to comment on the condition, but there is a lot of outdated information they are sharing that will do more harm than good for women who are seeking treatment.
Endometriosis has no cure. It is a condition that can be effectively treated by an experienced specialist with medical therapy (including pain medication and hormone therapy), and surgery (primarily endometriosis excision, also known as resection, and resection of pelvic adhesions that often form in response to the inflammation).
Women with this disruptive condition looking for relief must find an experienced endometriosis expert to perform thorough removal of all instances of the lesions. This specialist should also be an expert in pelvic adhesion removal. Any lesions or adhesions left behind can continue to cause severe pain. If endometriosis is left behind, it can continue to spread.Learn More
Eight years ago, Raynelle was told she had fibroids. While they weren’t affecting her daily life, she discovered years later, they could pose a threat to her ability to carry a baby without complications.
“Within a 3-4 minute conversation with Dr. Danilyants, I had a better understanding of how my body worked than I had after 8 years’ worth of conversations with my regular OB/GYN,” said Raynelle.
Early detection and minimally invasive fibroid removal is the most effective treatment for women who suffer with painful, prolonged, or heavy periods. However, many OB/GYNs or general practitioners advise women to watch them and wait, but to let them know if their symptoms change. However, this can be subjective, as a patient may not know what to look for if the fibroids aren’t causing overt or rapid changes.Learn More
“Fibroids can disrupt the delicate balance of the important structures in the pelvis,” said Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD. “These structures help the body to function, creating an important transport system. The ureter leads from the kidney to the bladder to remove urine from the body. The intestines help to remove food waste out of the body. The veins keep blood circulating. It is important for women who have large fibroids to talk to a specialist about the safest way to remove them based on future plans for fertility.”
These problems are more likely with large fibroids, but can be caused by smaller fibroids depending on their location. Women diagnosed with these problems need to have the fibroids removed.
The more common symptoms of uterine fibroids include heavy and/or prolonged bleeding (more than 8 days), pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, and infertility. These symptoms are more easily recognized, and are typically the reason women initially seek treatment.Learn More
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Cervical cancer is preventable, and highly treatable if caught early. While the National Cervical Cancer Coalition works throughout the year to help women take advantage of screenings that can detect early signs of cervical dysplasia (abnormal cell growth) or cancer, January is designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50 percent. Annual Well Woman visits are to be credited as increased use of screening tests during these exams finds changes in the cervix, known as dysplasia, before cancer develops, or can find cervical cancer early while it has a higher cure rate.Learn More