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Prevent Ovarian Cancer: How To Navigate Genetic Testing

September 22, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, In The Press

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When a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it affects more than just her health. The long-term implications for the health of her children and grandchildren, both women and men, are equally as important to understand. Testing positive for any of the genetic mutations can put an individual at higher risk for developing cancer, but the progression of genetic testing is important to provide a complete picture.

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Chilli Amar Ovarian Cancer Story Helps Women

September 16, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Doctors, Featured Conditions, In The Press, News, Patient Spotlight

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Chilli Amar, WASH-FM co-host of the Loo & Chilli and Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD, founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care sat down with Bettina Lanyi at The Washington Post to talk about Chilli’s mom, her own risk of ovarian cancer, and the minimally invasive GYN surgery advances at CIGC.

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GYN Surgery Knowledge Gap Hampers Women’s Decisions

September 15, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, News

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More Than 1.6 Million Women in the United States Need GYN Surgery Annually, But Few Know What’s At Stake. A recent national survey commissioned by The Center for Innovative GYN Care revealed that more than half of women in the U.S. are unclear about GYN conditions and surgical procedures. Read more in the press release.

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Press Release – Uncovered: The Truth About GYN Surgery

September 15, 2015 // Posted in: In The Press, News

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More Than 1.6 Million Women in the United States Need GYN Surgery Annually, But Few Know What’s At Stake

New Campaign Encourages Women to Get the Facts about the Rapid Advancements in GYN Surgery

Washington, DC; September 15, 2015 – New research released today finds that more than half of American women either don’t know or have misperceptions about common gynecological conditions and surgeries, such as uterine fibroids, hysterectomies, and myomectomies. Public awareness of GYN conditions and their treatment has not kept up with the rapid pace of advancements in minimally invasive GYN surgery.

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EVENT: The Power, Hope & Courage Behind The White Dress, 9/17

September 13, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Featured, Fibroids

white dress projectOn September 17th, The White Dress Project is hosting an event “The Power, Hope and Courage Behind the White Dress,” and has invited women from around the area, OB/GYNs, GYN specialists and mental health practitioners to be part of a discussion on treatment and raising awareness about uterine fibroids and their impact on women’s health and fertility.

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The Best Endometriosis Surgery Is The One That Works

September 11, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Procedures

Every woman who suffers from endometriosis experiences it differently. Extent of endometriosis doesn’t always correlate to pain. Some women with severe pain and bleeding have very little endometriosis while some women with extensive lesions may not experience much pain at all, and only discover it when trying to get pregnant. This is not true across the board, but it explains why the condition is so hard to diagnose and treat.

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Will My Uterus Fall Out Of My Body?

September 10, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured

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As women age, the changes that can happen to her body are too vast to count. Just when you think you are past the point of bleeding and pain each month, you realize you aren’t done with gynecological challenges just yet. Aging brings menopause, increased risks of GYN cancers, and the possibility that your uterus, bladder or rectum will start to sag into your vagina.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain: What is My Condition?

September 4, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured

If you have suffered for more than 6 months with pelvic pain, severe enough to interrupt your life, or require treatment, you have chronic pelvic pain (CPP). CPP can keep you from work, family or enjoying activities you love. Up to 15% of women in the U.S. experience chronic pelvic pain, but only 1/3 seek medical care. That leaves a lot of women who unnecessarily continue to cope with debilitating pain.

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Remove Large Fibroids Safely; Travel to CIGC: Jenny’s Story

September 3, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, LAAM, Medical Travel, Patient Spotlight

Jenny Berkey at beach TNWomen with large fibroids or other complex GYN conditions looking for a skilled GYN specialist in their hometown consistently hear that their only options are either an invasive open procedure or robotic procedure, requiring 6 weeks off of work to recover. LAAM at The Center for Innovative GYN Care is a hybrid uterine sparing fibroid removal surgery that takes the best of laparoscopic (faster recovery, minimal pain) & open procedures (thorough removal).

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Don’t Settle For Invasive Open Or Robotic Fibroid Surgery

August 31, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Fibroids

iStock_000010067626_SmallThe number of women who have uterine fibroids is staggering. Approximately 80 percent of women will have fibroids by age 50, and may experience severe or abnormal bleeding, pelvic and back pain, difficulty going to the bathroom, and for some, infertility. Women are often told by their doctor that they have to have open procedures to remove large or multiple fibroids, which is no longer true.

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