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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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In 2012, Tiffani D. (Fort Washington, MD), was a deputy digital director for a political campaign, and while filming a video she was running, she fell into a huge sinkhole while carrying her equipment. It was that accident that led to her ultimately discovering she had fibroids.
“I think my bags acted as a cushion. My body literally slammed into the concrete. I heard a bunch of people gasping behind me. I continued on with the shoot, in a whole other zone, I was so pumped up on adrenaline. Four or five hours later, my back was burning. I went to the ER and had a x-ray. I had a hip contusion, some chest contusions, and other muscular bruises. Eventually all of those went away, but after the end of the campaign, I came back home. I was lugging my bags at the airport, and I tried to lift it and I felt something rip. I managed to get home. I signed up to talk to a couple of doctors. They set me up for physical therapy. As I was doing the therapy I started bleeding which went on for about a month. I went to see a gynecologist.”
Tiffani discovered that she had fibroids, and that the prescribed physical therapy put her in a position that caused extreme pain.Learn More
As telemedicine options expand, consulting experts like GYN surgical specialists can become a more streamlined process.
Telemedicine Improves Access to GYN Surgical Specialists in Virginia
Virtual consultations with highly skilled minimally invasive GYN surgeons break down healthcare access barriers
When facing a gynecological condition that requires specialty care, having access to the right specialist right away can determine whether a necessary procedure is performed as a painful open or robotic procedure, or as an advanced laparoscopic procedure with a faster and less painful recovery. Access to specialty care remains a struggle for patients living in rural areas, but even in Washington, D.C., trying to make and keep doctors appointments is a challenge due to the unpredictable traffic congestion.
When patients have to schedule time for multiple opinions from specialists, it could mean days out of the office and hours in traffic. However, if a patient could schedule a consultation through the video on their mobile device or computer, the focus can be placed on what is most important: Their health.Learn More
The Center for Innovative GYN Care has launched a telemedicine option that will allow Virginia patients to have an initial consult via secured Web platform prior to surgery. Virtual consultations for surgery at CIGC helps women who have difficulty scheduling appointments due to distance or limited time.
To ensure compliance with telemedicine regulations, CIGC is limiting telemedicine consultations to Virginia patients for the initial launch. CIGC telemedicine appointments will allow women in Virginia a more convenient option for an initial consultation with one of our highly skilled fellowship-trained minimally invasive GYN specialists.
“Due to the large number of patients who travel to CIGC for our advanced procedures, it is clear that we need to include additional options for consultation, which often occur several weeks in advance of surgery,” said Paul MacKoul, MD. “Existing telemedicine regulations allow us to offer this service in Virginia. As the regulations evolve, we will be poised to adapt to additional states.”
As technology improves, highly skilled minimally invasive GYN surgeons can perform complex procedures using increasingly smaller incisions.
Through years of training and experience, the GYN surgical specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care have developed advanced laparoscopic techniques for hysterectomy, myomectomy, ovarian cystectomy, endometriosis excision, and removal of pelvic adhesions (scars). The advantage of surgery at CIGC is the use of the smallest incisions possible with remarkable results, including an ultra-minilaparotomyLearn More