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.
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
CIGC is the destination for life-changing minimally invasive GYN surgery. Our exclusive DualPortGYN® or LAAM® techniques were developed by our founders. Many of our patients come to our Maryland & Virginia offices from around the world, so we make traveling for GYN surgery as seamless as possible.Learn More
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Our founders are advanced minimally invasive GYN surgeons Paul MacKoul, MD and Natalya Danilyants, MD, an award-winning, innovative team that is board certified and fellowship trained. Rupen Baxi, MD is a CIGC-trained minimally invasive GYN specialist with extensive fellowship training and a respected speaker and researcher.Learn More
Our innovative technique treats your GYN conditions through a safer, less painful, and more efficient method – Returning you to you faster.Learn More
CIGC IN THE MEDIA
Keep up with news about CIGC, Paul J. MacKoul, MD, Natalya Danilyants, MD, Rupen Baxi, MD, and CIGC exclusive laparoscopic GYN techniques.Newsfeed
THE ROBOTICS CONTROVERSY
Learn why CIGC never performs robotic procedures. Our groundbreaking techniques are safer and more effective than robotic surgeries.Learn More
GYN SURGERY IN THE NEWS
Power Morcellation: An Unnecessary Risk
Power morcellation is a technique used by many surgeons to cut up large fibroids or uteri in order to perform minimally invasive surgeries. However, the risks associated with it have led the FDA to issue a black-box warning. If cancer cells exist in the uterus, it is possible for the morcellator to spread those malignant cells throughout the pelvic cavity.
CIGC Never uses power morcellation. Our procedures are designed to eliminate the need for power morcellators, and our specialists are highly skilled in laparoscopic techniques, so your can be assured that your incisions will be tiny, and your surgery will be safe.Learn More
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“When you are limited in mobility for an extended period of time, more than two weeks, muscles begin to decondition, or detrain,” said Paul MacKoul, MD. “Walking promotes the flow of oxygen throughout the body, and maintains normal breathing function. Gastrointestinal and urinary tract function are improved, and with improved blood flow, wounds heal faster. Every patient’s recovery is different and should be monitored by a physician, but gradual and measured increase in movement and activity can help prevent prolonged recovery times.”Learn More
There are many options for hysterectomy procedures. Recovery for each procedure depends on the skill of the specialist, placement of the incisions and technique used for removal and control of blood loss. These factors all play into patient safety, surgical outcomes and both the length and quality of a patient’s recovery.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy recovery has been proven to have overall better outcomes for patients, but choosing an experienced minimally invasive GYN surgeon has a direct impact on surgical success and recovery.Learn More
Sherri C, New York, fibroid patient traveled to CIGC for a LAAM myomectomy in 2015 to improve her chances of being able to conceive, and recently welcomed her first child, Emersyn after a determined search for the right donor.
GYN conditions are often dismissed by patients and doctors, due to the normalization of pain with a woman’s menstrual cycle.
“I never knew that your periods shouldn’t be this heavy and that you have choices. And I want my daughter to know that she has choices early. If kids are in her future, I want her to be able to maintain her fertility and have every option.”Learn More
It’s Not In Her Head: Challenging Systemic Attitudes About Women’s Health Within The Medical Community
Advancements in minimally invasive techniques today are light years ahead of where they were, even 10 years ago. There is little need to perform open GYN procedures other than financial gain. The fact that patients who present with complex GYN conditions are still told that open surgery is their only option, frequently performed by surgeons who are not trained on the latest techniques shows a systemic reluctance to advance women’s health care options.Learn More