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GET MOVING: BEING ACTIVE SOON AFTER FIBROID REMOVAL SURGERY AIDS IN RECOVERY

November 15, 2017 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, Fibroids, In The Press, LAAM

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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.”

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Recovery: Choosing the Right Specialist Matters

November 7, 2017 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured

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.

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CIGC New York Fibroid Removal Patient Sherri Welcomes A Baby Girl

October 24, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, Medical Travel, Patient Spotlight

Sherri C, New Yorkfibroid 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.”

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It’s Not In Her Head: Challenging Systemic Attitudes About Women’s Health Within The Medical Community

October 18, 2017 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, In The Press, LAAM

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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.

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JOIN CIGC: RESOLVE THE NATIONAL INFERTILITY ASSOCIATION WALK OF HOPE, OCT 14th

October 4, 2017 // Posted in: Advocacy, Events, Featured, Infertility

The mission is simple: Give a voice to the 1 in 8 couples battling infertility. The Walk of Hope is a day to recognize the many ways in which families are built. People of all ages can participate as a walker or donor.

The Walk of Hope:

  • Brings comfort to the 7.3M Americans suffering with infertility
  • Increases public awareness and advocacy efforts
  • Ensures that all family building options are available to everyone
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Endometriosis Excision Recovery

September 20, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Featured Procedures, Procedures

endometriosis excision recoveryChoosing an experienced laparoscopic GYN surgeon has a direct impact on your endometriosis excision recovery. Endometriosis is an extremely complex condition that varies from woman to woman. The longer a woman has to wait for an endometriosis diagnosis, the more damage can occur. In many cases, women begin to experience symptoms from their first menstrual cycle, but are told that cramping can cause pain, so over time, many women learn to expect the pain and simply live with it until it escalates or until fertility is affected.

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Debunking The Top Five Myths About Fibroid Treatment

September 14, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, In The Press, Infertility

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Women who have fibroids often have difficulty with heavy bleedingpelvic pain, going to the bathroom and depending on their location, many experience infertility or miscarriages. When a large number of people have a complex medical condition, it is common that there will be misconceptions about what treatments are effective. Cost, efficacy, and risks to fertility are all important elements to understand before choosing from the array of treatment options.

Learn the top five myths about fibroid removal, including watching and waiting, alternative treatments, leaving small fibroids behind & more.

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After Living With Endometriosis For 10 Years, Nissa is Now Pain Free Thanks To CIGC

August 30, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Patient Spotlight

Nissa spent the last 10 years living with endometriosis, but without a diagnosis. Going back and forth with her primary doctor, getting X-rays and CT scans, going to an orthopedic to see if there was something wrong with her hips or back, the journey to discover what was causing the pains in her lower abdomen led her doctors to believe it was just phantom pain, or that her period was just more painful this time around. Finally, her GYN recommended she see a specialist at CIGC, where Nissa met Rupen Baxi, MD.

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Celebrity Surgeries Lead to Misconceptions About Open GYN Surgery Risks

August 17, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press

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Despite advancements in gynecological surgical techniques, a large number of women are still subjected to open procedures for hysterectomy or myomectomy. This is often the result of surgeons’ lack of laparoscopic training and experience with complex conditions like large fibroids or extensive endometriosis. Patients need to understand that it is not the extent of the condition, but the skill of the specialist.

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Traveling 10,000+ Miles For Advanced Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal

August 9, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, Medical Travel, Patient Spotlight

Traveling for surgery is a commitment. Even more so when the surgeon is on the opposite side of the world. So what would make a patient bypass all of the surgeons in her home city and travel all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia to The Center for Innovative GYN Care (CIGC) in Rockville, MD for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal? Advanced laparoscopic fibroid removal techniques developed by world-renowned surgical specialists.

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