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
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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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 is a condition that is misunderstood, even by OBGYNs. 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.
“When it comes to this complex gynecological condition, finding a GYN specialist who is an expert in localized endometriosis excision and who can perform necessary bowel, bladder and ureter repairs is essential,” said Rupen Baxi, MD. “However, choosing a specialist should not evoke concerns about medical bankruptcy. Specialist providers who do not accept insurance are known to charge thousands of dollars above actual surgery costs, and patients are so desperate for relief, they are willing to mortgage their houses.”Learn More
LAAM minimally invasive fibroid removal surgery at The Center for Innovative GYN Care has such an amazing recovery, our patients do not have to put their lives on hold. Ruchika S. from Rhode Island, an active woman both outdoors and in her job, was getting back to her normal routine just days after her surgery thanks to choosing laparoscopic fibroid removal specialist Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD at CIGC.
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. Compared to the alternative, I’m so grateful. 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. If he had been in Germany, I would have gone to Germany.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
“I would always have one day of intense pain during my period when I had to take heavy doses of painkillers. It was when the bleeding got out of control that I had to do something. In 2009, I would be on my period for weeks sometimes. I couldn’t wear certain clothes. I had to take a grocery store in my bag. I could never have a period with just a tampon. Everything had to be super or overnight. Even then it wouldn’t be enough. It started to interfere with my work. I was tired, I was losing a lot of blood. It was taking up a lot of my time. I would have to dedicate a week and a half each month to having my period on a consistent basis.”
“No woman should have to live with the painful and long periods that I did. There is such a huge potential for the fibroids to grow. I want to be able to help other women who have fibroids understand the different options that are out there. In my research, I realized how disproportionately African-American women are affected by fibroids and I want to make sure women know their options. I want to be more vocal about this procedure in the medical community. I think a lot of doctors are well meaning, and if they knew about this, they would refer more patients to The Center for Innovative GYN Care.”Learn More