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
UFE: THE RISKS TO FERTILITY & THE LIMITATIONS FOR LARGE FIBROIDS
Women with fibroids who want to get pregnant need to research all treatment options to ensure their future fertility is protected. Embolization treatments (also known as UAE or UFE), for fibroids are still a higher risk for women who want to conceive. It is also not recommended for women who have large fibroids.
A laparoscopic myomectomy is the procedure of choice for women with fibroids who want to maintain fertility.DISCOVER THE LIMITATIONS OF UFE
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. This technique is used by many surgeons to cut up large fibroids or uteri in order to perform laparoscopic 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 you can be assured that your surgery will be safe.Learn More
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Living with fibroids can cause heavy bleeding and significant pain — a pain that may be heightened if pregnancy complications occur. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and if you’re planning on starting a family, fibroids can seem like a scary diagnosis — but it doesn’t have to be. You’re not alone. About 30 percent of women will get fibroids by age 35, and between 70 percent and 80 percent will do so by age 50. But, there are treatment options available to ensure a successful pregnancy and a pain-free life.Learn More
Patients often don’t know that they can choose a laparoscopic specialist to perform their GYN procedure. Many choose their general practitioner or other generalist like an OBGYN as their surgeon whose training is limited to basic open surgical techniques, but patients have better outcomes for complex conditions like large fibroids or cysts, an enlarged uterus or extensive endometriosis when hysterectomies, myomectomies, and other GYN procedures are performed by skilled, high-volume laparoscopic specialists. On average, an OBGYN performs around 24 hysterectomy procedures each year. A more experienced GYN surgeon performs more than 50 procedures each year. This is the threshold for a high-volume surgeon. For complex cases, it’s important to look for specialists who perform hundreds of these procedures annually.Learn More
In many cases of infertility, some underlying causes can be treated before beginning the expensive IVF process. In many cases, treating these conditions can improve IVF success rates, but removing these barriers can also help some women get pregnant naturally. Damage to the female reproductive system caused by undetected or untreated GYN conditions like endometriosis or fibroids is a significant cause of female infertility. Unfortunately, many women with these common gynecological conditions are not initially screened or referred to a GYN specialist for evaluation prior to agreeing to fertility treatments.Learn More
Women suffering from the life-altering side-effects of Essure may now require a hysterectomy. Permanent birth control device Essure will no longer be sold in the United States, but for many women, the damage is already done. The protocol for removing the coils intact is well known by the CIGC laparoscopic specialists. A DualPortGYN laparoscopic hysterectomy can help women suffering from the side effects of Essure, and help them get back to their lives faster.Learn More