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. We want to make 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
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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Hearing the word hysterectomy from a doctor can sound like a death knell to some women. Much of that has to do with misinformation about what a hysterectomy is and how removing organs affects the body, but for many women, the idea of any kind of surgery is deeply upsetting.
There are long held beliefs about what will happen after removing a uterus. While many of these are myths, they can create fear and confusion, making the decision even harder. It is important for a surgeon to listen closely to the concerns of a patient and explain what happens, what organs are being removed and how hormones will be affected. For example, many women are unaware that the ovaries produce the hormones associated with menopause. If left in tact, the patient should not experience early menopause, and the symptoms associated with menopause after surgery.Learn More
“I just wanted to be free from feeling trapped,” said Kia. “Every month, I felt like a prisoner. I had so many problems since my mid-30s and on. I had heavy menstrual cycles, passing huge clots, and I was severely anemic. I had to have an iron transfusion two times. I was losing so much blood, even in between periods. I had to wear Depends because the bleeding was so bad. The doctors thought I had fibroids. I went to a doctor for uterine artery embolization (UAE) and he sent me for an MRI that showed I had adenomyosis. I had never heard of that before.”
Kia wanted to find the best hysterectomy specialist, and started doing Google searches for women’s care. She discovered The Center for Innovative GYN Care and Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and did extensive research on CIGC and Dr. MacKoul before making a decision.Learn More
In minimally invasive GYN surgery, incision placement and size plays a significant role in patient recovery time. When incisions and instruments have to pass deep within the muscle they take a long time to heal. However, strategic incision placement through the midline of the abdomen bypasses muscle, allowing for a faster recovery with minimal pain.
The Center for Innovative GYN Care co-founders developed the DualPortGYN technique and LAAM technique to take advantage of these types of incisions, as well as leverage advanced minimally invasive techniques for controlling blood loss and mapping of the pelvic cavity for clear visualization. Combined, small incisions, retroperitoneal dissection and uterine artery occlusion (or ligation) make treating complex conditions like an enlarged uterus, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, and endometriosis possible.Learn More
“Initially, I was going to go through a regular gynecologist, I was prepped to have the surgery, but I was told the surgery would be 3 hours, the incisions would be large, and I would have a 6-8 week recovery. I wasn’t too pleased with that. They also told me that if I bled too much, they would have to do an emergency hysterectomy. I wasn’t too receptive to that.”
“I was very receptive to Dr. Danilyants. She was attentive and made me feel comfortable with the whole process. She made me feel like she was on board in understanding where I was in regards to not wanting a hysterectomy.”Learn More