Dr. Nwadike’s Story
Women travel from around the world for life-changing minimally invasive surgery at CIGC.
- The CIGC board certified, fellowship-trained laparoscopic GYN specialists redefined minimally invasive GYN surgery.
- Our innovative and revolutionary techniques simplify even the most complicated procedures.
- All CIGC surgeries are same-day outpatient procedures.
- Our personalized approach has patients back on their feet in days rather than weeks.
Discover unparalleled patient recovery at CIGC.Learn More
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.
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. CIGC makes traveling for GYN surgery from long distances as seamless as possible.Learn More
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Our minimally invasive GYN surgeons, Paul MacKoul, MD and Natalya Danilyants, MD, are an award-winning, innovative team that is board certified and fellowship trained. They developed the advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques used at CIGC. Choose a CIGC minimally invasive GYN specialist, and ensure you’re in the best hands.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
Keep up with news about The Center for Innovative GYN Care, Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD, Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, and our modern minimally invasive GYN techniques that get patients back to their lives faster with less pain. See why patients with fibroids, endometriosis and other complex GYN conditions travel from around the world to CIGC. Read more.Newsfeed
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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The expanding landscape of fibroid treatments can lead women to choose less effective options that may affect their long-term health, including fertility.
Fibroids are unpredictable. After some treatments, new fibroids can grow again. Depending on a patient’s insurance, or whether or not the specialist even accepts insurance, if multiple treatments are required, it can be expensive. Finding a laparoscopic fibroid expert who specializes in advanced fibroid removal and hysterectomy, who also accepts insurance is important.Learn More
Waiting for treatment for endometriosis can prolong painful cycles, and many women are convinced that the only way to find relief is to pay tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for surgery. Endometriosis excision is the gold standard procedure for treating the condition, a technique that requires extensive training to perform. Selecting an endometriosis specialist is important for a thorough diagnosis, surgical treatment and long-term maintenance, but that can come at a steep cost if the provider does not accept health insurance.Learn More
The CIGC minimally invasive GYN specialists perform LAAM using just two small incisions. “I was back to myself in a week and a half, and that was important to me. After two weeks I was back at work… Everything is back to normal now. I’ve been working out. I went ice climbing two weekends ago, and I’m traveling for my normal insane life. Three weeks after the surgery I was running 7 to 8 kilometers.”
Traveling For Surgery
“Getting on a plane to go anywhere is not that a big deal for me at all. I live on the East Coast, my boyfriend lives on the West and my brother lives in New York, so regardless of where I had the surgery, they were going to have to travel to be with me. I was looking for the best surgeon. The one thing I have learned is that choosing the right surgeon matters.”Learn More
March is Endometriosis Awareness month. Women who suffer with severe menstrual pain are encouraged to get diagnosed early by a CIGC GYN specialist.
This is a disease that can cause severe pain, and for now, has no cure. For many women, choosing the right specialist who fully understands the disease, and how seemingly unrelated symptoms are connected due to the unpredictable nature of endometriosis. The inflammation it causes can result in scarring within the pelvic cavity, so that organs stick together. Women have reported extreme pain, heavy bleeding, bloody diarrhea, pain urinating and other symptoms that could also be misdiagnosed as digestive problems.
Learn more about endometriosis treatment and choosing a specialist.Learn More