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Curious about LAAM for Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal?

November 10, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Doctors, Featured, Fibroids, Procedures, Techniques

Natalya Danilyants MDOn November 3rd, Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care, spoke with Renee Small Brown of The Fibroids Project in an open forum phone call for women who have been suffering with fibroids. Callers were invited to ask questions about fibroids (size, recurrence, fertility were primary topics), surgical procedures (myomectomy versus hysterectomy) and LAAM (laparoscopic assisted abdominal myomectomy), a minimally invasive fibroid removal technique that leaves practically no scarring, and can treat women with large or multiple fibroids.

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Relief from Endometriosis Pain: Excision (or Resection)

November 4, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Procedures

For millions of women suffering from endometriosis pain, finding long-term relief can be a frustrating journey. The longer it takes to get a diagnosis can mean more damage from inflammation and scarring. But sadly, it can take up to 10 years for a proper endometriosis diagnosis. Unless seen by a specialist first, it is very common for endometriosis patients to increased pain from surgery performed incorrectly.

At The Center for Innovative GYN Care, our surgical specialists have helped thousands of women with complex GYN conditions.

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Event: A Conversation With Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD

November 2, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Events, Featured

Natalya Danilyants MDThe Fibroids Project is hosting a phone event on fibroids, fertility and minimally invasive fibroid removal Tuesday, November 3rd.

Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care (CIGC) will discuss two minimally invasive fibroid removal techniques developed by the specialists at CIGC: LAAM, an innovative minimally invasive uterine sparing fibroid removal technique, and DualPortGYN, a technique used to perform minimally invasive hysterectomies, resection of pelvic adhesions, ovarian cysts, pelvic masses and endometriosis excision using only 2 tiny incisions.

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Navigating Minimally Invasive Infertility Surgery

October 30, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured Conditions, Fibroids, Infertility, Patient resource

Many women struggle with fertility treatments and discover later that there was a treatable condition that would have improved the success rates of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Some women are actually able to conceive naturally after minimally invasive infertility surgery at The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

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CIGC Patient Stories: Happier & Healthier After Surgery

October 28, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Patient Spotlight

Dr Paul MacKoul Pelvic Pain

When you listen to each patient who has suffered with a GYN condition (someone who has tried everything, or had multiple failed surgeries before coming to CIGC), the idea that a real solution is possible with minimal scarring is eye-opening. The groundbreaking techniques developed by the specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care take what many women know to be the norm for hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery and turns it on its head.

Our patients have kindly shared their stories, sent pictures of their babies, and of their improved lives.

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From Diagnosis to Treatment: Abnormal Bleeding

October 26, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions

tampons and pads SmallAbnormal bleeding can be stressful. Planning your life around your monthly cycle can include extra pads, tampons, clothes and sometimes it may mean cancelling plans due to its unpredictability. After one woman’s fibroid surgery, she started to go through her bags, and briefcase and realized how many extra pads she always carried. That is a common habit when you have suffered with a GYN condition for a long time. Learn about the different conditions that cause abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive surgical options that can get you back to you faster.

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Hysterectomy Recovery: All Procedures Are Not Created Equal

October 23, 2015 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, Procedures

DualPortGYN Infographic chartWondering how long your hysterectomy recovery will be? Learn why open and robotic procedures are not in the best interest of the patient.

DualPortGYN hysterectomy procedures have better outcomes for patients overall.

Having an in-depth discussion with your surgeon about your options should take your own fears and concerns into account. Many myths exist that make it harder for a woman to make a decision about surgery. Having a surgeon talk you through the facts and listen to your concerns carefully can make all the difference.

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Urban Health Beat: Minimally Invasive Fibroid Surgery

October 20, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Doctors, Featured, Fibroids

Natalya Danilyants MDThe groundbreaking techniques developed at The Center for Innovative GYN Care have helped thousands of women recover from GYN surgery with less pain. But, there are still thousands more who are undergoing open or robotic procedures unnecessarily. It is still very common for patients to only listen to their primary doctor about surgical options rather than seeking a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

In an effort to continue the advocacy outreach, on Wednesday, October 14th, Dr. Gary Jennings (guest host for Urban Health Beat on WEAA-FM, 88.9 in Baltimore, MD), interviewed Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD and Celeste Doaks, a patient of Dr. Danilyants who had suffered from large fibroids.

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The Emotional Side of Endometriosis Pain

October 16, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured

Pelvic painIt can be hard trying to explain to your friends and family that your period pain is too intense to make plans, or that you can’t predict one month to the next how much pain you will be in. Endometriosis pain can create strained relationships, as seeing partners, family and friends less frequently or having to change plans at the last minute can take its toll. This condition can leave you feeling vulnerable, and unfortunately, there are still many doctors who aren’t well trained in diagnosing endometriosis. The more you can understand about the condition, the symptoms, and your treatment options, the better armed you will be to make the best decisions for your care and get back to living a normal life.

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Traveling for Fibroid Surgery with Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD

October 15, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, Medical Travel, Patient Spotlight

traveling for fibroid surgery

Leave fibroids in the rearview mirror: Sherri’s Story. Sherri saw Dr. Paul MacKoul over 10 years ago for fibroid removal surgery. After moving to New York, new fibroids grew, and Sherri was left without a minimally invasive option that would allow her to keep her uterus. Traveling back to Maryland for surgery was the best decision she could make.

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