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The End of Essure: Closing a Chapter on a Threat to Women’s Health

August 13, 2018 // Posted in: Advocacy, Featured, In The Press

Women suffering from the life-altering side-effects of Essure may now require a hysterectomy. Permanent birth control device Essure will no longer be sold in the United States, but for many women, the damage is already done. The protocol for removing the coils intact is well known by the CIGC laparoscopic specialists. A DualPortGYN laparoscopic hysterectomy can help women suffering from the side effects of Essure, and help them get back to their lives faster.

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Anemia, Infertility, and Other Risks Of Delaying Fibroid Treatment

July 25, 2018 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, Fibroids, In The Press, Infertility, LAAM

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Ignoring the symptoms of fibroids can lead to long-term complications, including anemia, infertility and  other problems. Fibroid removal surgery can be performed as a myomectomy, removing the fibroids from the uterus, or as a hysterectomy, removing the uterus itself.  The advanced-trained minimally invasive GYN specialists at CICG developed the LAAM myomectomy for fertility and the DualPortGYN hysterectomy.

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Event: A Night In White, Hosted by The White Dress Project, 7/13

July 6, 2018 // Posted in: Doctors, Events, Featured, Fibroids

white dress projectOn July 13th, The White Dress Project is hosting an annual fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC. The Center for Innovative GYN Care is honored to be in the hosting committee. The event will begin at 7 pm.

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Spend Days, Not Weeks Recovering From Hysterectomy Or Other GYN Surgery

June 19, 2018 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, In The Press, LAAM

Many women who suffer from fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts, and who experience period-related pelvic pain or uncontrollable bleeding often put their lives on hold to get through the next bout of these symptoms, but are willing to put off having surgery because of the time necessary for recovery.

Recovery from advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures performed by highly trained and experienced specialists actually makes it possible for women to return to their normal lives in about a week.

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Why Delaying Fibroid Surgery Can Be Harmful

June 1, 2018 // Posted in: Conditions, Fibroids, Procedures, Techniques

fibroid surgeryThere are several myths that can cause a woman to delay fibroid surgery doing more harm than good. Understanding the facts and knowing your options for surgery can help many women avoid unnecessary pain, embarrassment and heartache.

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HYSTERECTOMY MAY STILL BE REQUIRED AFTER A FIBROID EMBOLIZATION PROCEDURE

May 22, 2018 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, In The Press

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Many studies have shown that embolization of large fibroids is not optimal. Before agreeing to embolization treatments for large fibroids, women need to know the possible complications that can follow the procedure.

Embolization used on large fibroids can result in die-off and expulsion of the fibroid tumor, which can result in an infection. While many uterine infections can be treated with antibiotics, in extreme cases, the infection if unresponsive to antibiotics may require a hysterectomy.

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UFE Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications, Miscarriage

May 2, 2018 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, In The Press, Infertility

Women with fibroids who want to get pregnant need to research all treatment options to ensure their future fertility is protected. Despite more than 20 years in use, embolization treatments (also known as Uterine Artery Embolization, UAE or Uterine Fibroid Embolization, UFE), for fibroids are still a higher risk for women who want to conceive.

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THE RISKS OF DELAYING FERTILITY FOR WOMEN

April 3, 2018 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press, Infertility

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For many people, putting the brakes on starting a family often makes sense. Factors can range from wanting to have a stronger foothold on a career path, be more established financially, in many cases, finding the right partner, and of course, many people just want to feel “ready.” However, waiting too long, can affect fertility and lead to heartache.

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Extremely Painful Periods: Adenomyosis Awareness Month

April 2, 2018 // Posted in: Advocacy, Featured

Adenomyosis is a painful and complex gynecological condition that is not well understood, can be difficult to detect, and can only be cured by hysterectomy. Adenomyosis develops when cells from the endometrial lining of the uterus grow into the muscle of the uterus. These cells behave the same during a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, but in this location, they become trapped. Inflammation leads to pain (sometimes debilitating), heavy bleeding, and enlargement of the uterus.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention in Uganda: CIGC Vanguard Sponsor of Project Give Hope

March 9, 2018 // Posted in: Advocacy, Featured

“Project Give Hope is a tangible way to help women who have limited access to even basic GYN care,” said Paul MacKoul, MD. “By supporting this cause, we are able to extend our commitment to innovative solutions in GYN care. We are proud to lead the way for other supporters of Ms. Jackson’s mission. She has accomplished so much in a short amount of time to make this effort possible, and we encourage other like-minded medical professionals to learn more about the project and make it a reality.”

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