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Meet Michelle Bogdanovich-Davis, DualPortGYN Webinar Featured Guest

May 11, 2016 // Posted in: Events, Procedures

FullSizeRender-5Michelle suffered for over three years. Three different doctors couldn’t diagnose her. It was important for Michelle to be able to tell her story. At the end of that three years, she felt like she was dying. It was then that she heard about The Center for Innovative GYN Care on the radio, and finally decided she needed to see a specialist.

On Wednesday, May 18th at 8:00 PM, Michelle will join Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD for a webinar on DualPortGYN minimally invasive hysterectomy. Michelle had a very complex condition, and hysterectomy with Dr. MacKoul was only part of the surgery performed. She will also discuss the endometriosis and pelvic adhesions that caused her organs to be fused together, which caused her uterus to be fused to her bowel.

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Don’t Settle For Your Mother’s Hysterectomy

May 10, 2016 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press, Procedures

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An estimated 500,000 hysterectomies will be performed in the United States in 2016, with many of them as higher risk procedures: invasive open hysterectomy, blind vaginal hysterectomy, or robotic hysterectomy procedures.

 The high level of risk associated with these types of hysterectomies can lead to additional surgeries to repair delicate areas in the pelvis that can be damaged during the operation, including the bowel, bladder, ureter or blood vessels. Bowel injuries can lead to life-threatening infections that must be addressed immediately. It is important to understand what a hysterectomy entails, possible complications that can arise due to pelvic adhesions, and to choose a skilled minimally invasive GYN surgeon who will explain in detail what will happen during and after the surgery.
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Facing An Infertility Diagnosis: What Are My Options?

April 28, 2016 // Posted in: Advocacy, Conditions, Doctors, Featured, Infertility, News, Techniques

infertility diagnosisInfertility treatment today is not what it was even five years ago. Technologies are advancing at a rapid pace, with better evaluation techniques, increased success rates without the fear of ending up with multiple babies after in vitro fertilization, and safer minimally invasive GYN procedures to treat existing conditions. Raising awareness, and knowing the steps to take to start overcoming infertility can help many women and men start or continue to build their families.

This guide will help women and men navigate what can be an emotional, and complicated path to overcoming infertility, and knowing where to begin when struggling to conceive.

April 24-30, 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), a Resolve, The National Infertility Association initiative.

The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.

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“I Don’t Even Feel Like I Had Surgery” DualPortGYN Hysterectomy

April 19, 2016 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, Fibroids, Patient Spotlight, Procedures

Lisa Viverette“From the time I had my consult all the way through my surgery, it was such a great experience. The staff, the doctors everyone was so professional. I got immediate response from the doctors whenever I had a question.”

When women compare CIGC procedures to other more invasive options, they are stunned to see the difference.

“I feel bad for all these women who go through horrible surgeries unnecessarily. I remember taking things to a co-worker who had an open hysterectomy who had a 6 week recovery. And that was just a few years ago. There is so much misinformation out there about fibroids after menopause, which after reading your site, I discovered was wrong.

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Treated With Care: A Laparoscopic Hysterectomy At CIGC

April 15, 2016 // Posted in: Featured, Patient Spotlight

hsewell-headshotThe year before her laparoscopic hysterectomy at CIGC with Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD, Heather S. started having terrible pain. She couldn’t walk for more than 5 minutes at a time.

“My lower back felt like it was being crushed and my pelvis felt like it was being shredded. The surgery was performed January 26th, and I’m doing remarkably well.”

Heather’s Case Was Complicated

Heather has a rare genetic condition called Dercum’s Disease. She typically has a routine down for introducing medical professionals to her condition, as it is very rare.

“Except I walked into Dr. MacKoul’s office and he already knew what it was. He knew that I was going to be a complicated case, but he also knew what he was going to have to do to make the surgery successful.

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Failed Fertility Treatments Leave Women Frustrated

April 13, 2016 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press

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Failed fertility treatments can be very expensive. After multiple tries, it’s the emotional investment that weighs most heavily. For women who struggle with fertility treatments, discovering later that there was a treatable condition that would have improved the success rates of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments can be extremely frustrating.

The good news is, some women are actually able to conceive naturally after minimally invasive procedures at The Center for Innovative GYN Care designed to help patients recover faster with less pain, using only two incisions.

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Diagnosed With Endometriosis, Pelvic Adhesions After Menopause

April 11, 2016 // Posted in: Conditions, Doctors, Featured, Fibroids, Patient Spotlight

Dorran Blog ImageDorran T., was diagnosed with endometriosis after menopause. Her history of GYN surgeries includes treatment for for multiple gynecological conditions over the past 17 years, but she continued to have pain until she met Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD last year.

“In 1999, I had an open surgery, c-section style for fibroids. Then seven years later, in March 2006, I had a hysteroscopy for fibroids and a cyst. I went into the hospital for a ruptured ovarian cyst. I was in so much pain I couldn’t move.”

Even after that surgery, Dorran was still in constant pain. Everything changed when Dorran met Dr. Danilyants.

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The 2016 EFA Annual Medical Conference and Blossom Ball

April 6, 2016 // Posted in: Events, Featured

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The Endometriosis Foundation of America is hosting its seventh annual medical conference on April 17th through the 19th, in New York City. The event is in three parts.

Endometriosis Surgery 2016, Pursuing Precision with Passion

April 17th – Patient Awareness Day (Free to public, but registration is required.)

April 18th & 19th – Advancing the Science and Surgery of Endometriosis

April 19th – The Blossom Ball

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Endometriosis Webinar Highlights: Q&A with Paul MacKoul, MD

April 1, 2016 // Posted in: Events, Featured

rsz_small1On March 30th, Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD hosted a webinar Get a Handle on Endometriosis: Why is It So Misunderstood by Patients and Doctors? and Q&A for anyone interested in learning more about endometriosis, the symptoms, treatment techniques, and minimally invasive GYN surgery at The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

Read some of the highlights from the Q&A.

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Choosing The Best Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal Surgeon

March 31, 2016 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, LAAM, Patient Spotlight

Azundai CAzundai C., CIGC Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal Patient

“I had been diagnosed with fibroids in August of 2012, and had just moved back from the west coast,” said Azundai. “My nurse practitioner told me that I didn’t need to have surgery. We’d just watch and wait. I changed my diet to help with the symptoms, and to bring energy, and raise my iron levels. Three and a half years I waited.”

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