As telemedicine options expand, patients who need to consult experts like GYN surgical specialists can do so through a more streamlined process from home. Access to specialists from areas far away from city centers where better options for specialized care tend to centralize can be improved through initial virtual consultations. This allows patients to limit their travel only for actual treatment.
Telemedicine Improves Access to GYN Surgical Specialists in Virginia
Virtual consultations with highly skilled minimally invasive GYN surgeons break down healthcare access barriers.
When facing a gynecological condition that requires specialty care, having access to the right specialist right away can determine whether a necessary procedure is performed as a painful open or robotic procedure, or as an advanced laparoscopic procedure with a faster and less painful recovery. Access to specialty care remains a struggle for patients living in rural areas, but even in Washington, D.C., trying to make and keep doctors appointments is a challenge due to the unpredictable traffic congestion.
When patients have to schedule time for multiple opinions from specialists, it could mean days out of the office and hours in traffic. However, if a patient could schedule a consultation through the video on their mobile device or computer, the focus can be placed on what is most important: Their health.
MEETING THE DEMAND FOR TELEMEDICINE OPTIONS
A study conducted in 2016 by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Wego Health showed that consumers are becoming more aware of and more interested in telemedicine options. Seventy-two percent of respondents who had never used telemedicine said that “No available appointments/inability to get to healthcare provider’s office due to schedule conflicts or travel time involved”would motivate them to choose a videoconference option to meet with a healthcare provider.
“Clearly consumers are not only becoming aware of telemedicine but starting to demand access to it,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the ATA. “It is becoming a part of the standard of care that should be made available throughout the country.”
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The CIGC state-of-the-art specialists are available at three locations in the DC metro area. Virginia patients can visit the Reston, VA location, and Saturday appointments are available. Maryland offices are located in Rockville, MD and Annapolis, MD.
GYN surgical specialists can often see women sooner because they are focused entirely on surgery. Each patient gets detailed, in depth attention from Dr. Natalya Danilyants, Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Rupen Baxi. This personalized care helps patients understand their condition and the recommended treatment so that they can have confidence from the very start. Our surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients.
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Even if you are not from the DC area, many patients travel to The Center for Innovative GYN Care for our groundbreaking procedures. We treat women from around the world who suffer from complex GYN conditions.
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