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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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Dr. Natalya Danilyants To Appear on Urban Health Beat

October 12, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Featured

Danilyants Aug 2015 croppedWednesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Urban Health Beat on WEAA-FM in Baltimore will focus Wednesday’s show on women’s GYN health, surgical experience, and the new findings from Uncovered: The Truth About GYN Surgery at

Listeners are invited to call in and ask questions: 410-319-8888.

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A One on One with The Fibroids Project

October 7, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, News, Resources

fibroids project logo The Fibroids Project was founded in 2010 to create a one stop shop for women looking for information and support on fibroids. The founder Renee Brown Small shares her vision for the organization and the upcoming speaker series. Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD is a featured speaker on November 3, 2015, discussing LAAM, minimally invasive fibroid removal.

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Myths & Facts About Myomectomies: The Procedure

October 6, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, Procedures

Don’t suffer with fibroids; get the facts about myomectomies. Women who have fibroids often have difficulty with heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, difficulty going to the bathroom and many experience infertility or miscarriages. Fibroids can grow to be very large, making some women look pregnant. Learn the facts about myomectomies so that you can be prepared when seeking the best possible treatment.

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Majority of Women Worry About Sex After A Hysterectomy

September 28, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Patient resource

sex after hysterectomyNo matter a woman’s age, having a hysterectomy can be an emotional experience. For many, it can bring up feelings of loss and fear. Loss of femininity, no longer being able to bear children, fear of diminished attractiveness. And it can bring up concerns about having sex: Will it be painful? Will I be able to enjoy it? Will I feel different to my partner? Will I even be interested in sex again?

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