THE VALUE OF GETTING AN EARLY FERTILITY EVALUATION BY A GYN SPECIALIST
Unsuccessful infertility treatments are common. After the 2nd or even 3rd very expensive treatment (avg is ~ $12,000, plus additional medication costs of $3,000 to $5,000. Additional genetic testing can push the total upwards of $25,000 per treatment), women often discover that they have a treatable GYN condition like fibroids or endometriosis* that is getting in the way. If these conditions are treated early with minimally invasive laparoscopic GYN surgery, IVF success rates are higher, and there is improvement in carrying a child to term.
Infertility is generally defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse, or after six months in women over age 35.
The Center for Innovative GYN Care treats uterine polyps, fibroids or septum; pelvic and intrauterine adhesions; hydrosalpinx; and endometriosis, all potential causes of infertility. Surgical treatment by Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Natalya Danilyants can help improve fertility success rates. Because the CIGC specialists use advanced surgical procedures in outpatient settings, most women recover very fast, and are able to begin IVF treatments soon after surgery.
IVF Success Rates IMPROVE with GYN Surgical Treatment
Treatment of the conditions above can be accomplished hysteroscopically, laparoscopically, or through a combination of both, with techniques pioneered by Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD. Learn more about CIGC minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for helping women prepare for fertility treatment.
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*Endometriosis cannot be cured, but has been successfully treated surgically in advance of IVF. Depending on the severity of endometriosis, some patients choose to have a hysterectomy, but this never a primary recommendation by a CIGC surgeon unless a woman is no longer interested in having children.
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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.
CIGC is dedicated to providing information and materials for women to help navigate the complicated healthcare system. The CIGC founders, minimally invasive GYN surgical specialists Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, developed their advanced GYN surgical techniques using only two small incisions with patients’ well-being in mind.
Their personalized approach to 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.