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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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The Battle Over Essure | The Controversy

July 28, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press

In July 2017, Washington Post Magazine featured the Essure controversy. Many women who have had the device placed have experienced negative side effects. The article tracks the experience of Keisha Carney and Angie Firmalino who both had Essure. In addition the article takes a comprehensive look at the history of the device, a review of the scrutiny prior to coming to market by the FDA, and the advocacy champions who led the charge to bring the makers, Bayer, to a review hearing that resulted in a black box warning.

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Choose An Advanced-Trained Fibroids Specialist at CIGC

July 26, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids

Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding that can lead to anemia, and also result in pelvic pain, bloating and infertility. Choose a fibroids specialist at CIGC. Using just two small incisions, the CIGC advanced-trained specialists can remove large or multiple fibroids and get you back to living your life in just days. Thousands of women have turned to the CIGC specialists for our state-of-the-art laparoscopic fibroid removal procedures.

DualPortGYN and LAAM fibroid removal techniques help women recover faster.

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Fibroids Affect African-American Women More Severely

July 19, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, In The Press

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Seventy to 80 percent of American women will develop uterine fibroids by age 50. That number goes up to 90 percent for African-American women, who also suffer from more severe symptoms, and often start at an earlier age.

Fibroids Affect African-American Women Disproportionately

Even with an already high rate of occurrence, African-American women are two to three times more likely to have recurring fibroids or suffer from complications from them.

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