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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It is important when having a fibroid removal procedure to choose a specialist who can remove all of the tumors large and small. This can only be accomplished by being able to touch the fibroids, which is not possible with standard laparoscopic or robotic procedures.
Once a patient is through recovery from a myomectomy, menstrual cycles should normalize, and there should be a noticeable difference in the level of pain. After at least 3 months, women can pursue fertility options.Learn More
“When I had my first consult with Dr. MacKoul, I ended up having to go through the fertility screening process again, testing my ovarian reserve. We talked about alternative options but ultimately, the fibroids needed to come out. The results of my test were not what I wanted to hear. My uterus was essentially non-existent. The fibroids were pressing on my bladder and would engulf it if I didn’t take care of this. Dr. MacKoul was honest, saying the likelihood that you are going to be able to get pregnant on your own is very, very low.”
Read about Akena’s journey and finally finding relief from fibroid symptoms, at CIGC.Learn More
Who you are today has less to do with your anatomy than it did when previous generations insisted on defining gender roles. In modern life, gender fluidity, particularly when it comes to a child’s development, has also joined the conversation. What it means to be a woman is constantly being redefined.
When it comes to needing surgery to treat fibroids, adenomyosis or other complex GYN conditions, however, old-fashioned misunderstandings still abound. Part of the problem is not knowing just how the female reproductive system affects a woman’s overall health.Learn More
“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