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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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Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD; Washingtonian 2015 Best Doctors

August 25, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Featured, In The Press

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The Washingtonian 2015 Best Doctors edition is out, and includes Gynecologic Oncology as one of the categories. Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care and Director of Gynecologic Laparoscopy at Holy Cross Hospital is one of 13 specialists who are named by their peers as the leaders in their field.

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PCOS: Why You Need An Ovarian Cyst Specialist

August 12, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a very common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age that causes the development of multiple small, benign cysts on the ovaries.

Early diagnosis of PCOS is important as it has been linked to an increased risk for developing insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. PCOS can also cause unwanted physical changes that can affect a woman’s self esteem.

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Welcoming a Baby After Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery

August 10, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Infertility, Patient Spotlight

gyn surgeryWhen women approach 40, there are many thoughts about what changes will happen to their bodies over the next 10 years. For many, thoughts of childbearing have the most poignancy. Having a child later in life is increasing as many couples are waiting until they are more stable. Read Lisa’s story.

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Top Questions: Fibroids And Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery

August 3, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Fibroids, Procedures

Often, when a patient is seeing a doctor for the first time about fibroids, there can be hesitation to ask questions. Or in the midst of trying to get as much out of the time you have, you may forget something. When you are able to listen to questions from others and hear the answers from the experts, it can prompt additional thoughts and scenarios that you may not have initially considered.

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