Get to Know Dr. Natalya Danilyants, CIGC Co-Founder
Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD FACOG is an internationally reknowned gynecological surgeon. She is fellowship trained in retroperitoneal dissection, a technique that sets The Center for Innovative GYN Care procedures apart. Retroperitoneal dissection makes DualPortGYN possible. It is the equivalent of using a GPS system when driving in a car. When used with laparoscopic techniques including uterine artery ligation (an efficient way to control blood loss), and 2 tiny incisions, the CIGC surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive GYN surgeries that would normally be performed open or with a robot.
A SURGEON’S PERSPECTIVE
“DualPortGYN is a groundbreaking technique,” said Dr. Danilyants. “When standard laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are performed, the usual approach for both of these techniques are a blind method. Vital structures such as the ureters, large blood vessels, nerves and parts of the bladder are not clearly seen. This is especially important in complex surgeries, such as large fibroids or endometriosis.”
“Mapping the pelvis through DualPortGYN, avoids injury to these vital structures, and assures the surgery is completed quickly, safely, and without accident.”
LAAM (Laparaoscopic Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy)
“We developed the LAAM procedure, because the laparoscopic approach has a lot of limitations. It is unable to remove smaller fibroids and fibroids inside the uterine cavity, and there is also limitation in the ability to reconstruct the uterus properly. Reproductive endocrinologists prefer our approach over a robotic or laparoscopic myomectomy where smaller fibroids may be left behind, which will be detrimental to fertility.”
“Most fibroid removal from the uterus is done by an OB/GYN physician as an open surgical procedure. This requires a hospital stay of 2-3 days, with a 6-8 week recovery period. Minimally invasive approaches such as robotic or laparoscopic myomectomies can be used to remove fibroids from the uterus, but they are usually limited to smaller fibroids on the outside of the uterus.”
“Why We Do What We Do”
“What we find is that a lot of patients don’t really understand their condition, and don’t know why they are having the symptoms they are having. They are very relieved to have someone explain to them, take the time and personalize the pictures to their condition. It gives them hope that they will feel better because they see what the problem is.”
“When we see the patient back who is very happy, and they are back to their lives and their lives are improved, this makes us happy,” said Dr. Danilyants. “This is what we do. It’s worth it.”
About Dr. Natalya Danilyants
Dr. Danilyants received her fellowship training in Advanced Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgery through the exclusive Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon EndoSurgery (EES) fellowship program after completing her residency at the George Washington University in Washington DC where she served as Chief Resident. The EES program offered less than 10 positions nationally.
Through the EES fellowship program, Dr. Danilyants completed extensive training in Advanced Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgical techniques and practiced an additional three years at the Women’s Surgery Center. At WSC, Dr. Danilyants was the Director of Advanced Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgery and developed a very successful practice, performing more than 4000 GYN surgeries for all indications.
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Specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care are fellowship trained, board certified experts in laparoscopic surgery. Book a consultation with Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD or Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD today.
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