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Honoring the Women Celebrating Their First Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Patient resource, Procedures

Happy First Mother's Day

Your first Mother’s Day is very special. Today, we would like to wish all of the women who, thanks to having GYN surgery at CIGC, are celebrating their first Mother’s Day a wonderful day filled with love. We also would like to wish you a nap and a shower.

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Clearing the Way to Motherhood-Fertility Evaluation

May 8, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Fibroids, Procedures

If you are dreaming of expanding your family and welcoming a little one into the world, it’s important to know about potential obstacles within your body that could delay conceiving.

Many couples who have trouble conceiving begin intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments before getting evaluated thoroughly by a GYN surgical specialist.

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Staying Active: Get More Out of Life After GYN Surgery

May 4, 2015 // Posted in: Patient Spotlight, Techniques

brenda on ellipticalConditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, and undiagnosed pelvic pain can keep women from enjoying their lives, including exercising. Staying active can mean all the difference to maintaining great health as we age. For many women, pain from GYN conditions can limit activity.

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May is Hysterectomy Awareness Month

May 1, 2015 // Posted in: Featured Procedures, News, Techniques

hysterectomy awareness monthMay is Hysterectomy Awareness Month! Thanks to the efforts of HysterSisters, Hysterectomy Association UK, and Pass the Pearls, 2015 is the first year to mark May as Hysterectomy Awareness Month. was created as an online resource by these three organizations to provide women with the facts about hysterectomies.

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The Fibroid-Fertility Connection

April 30, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured

Father watching while baby boy and mother play

The fibroid-fertility connection is important to understand as couples consider infertility treatments. The location of the fibroid, and not necessarily the size are important to understand for fertility. Women who wish to retain their uterus for fertility can have their fibroids safely removed with the LAAM technique.

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Hysterectomy Myths and Facts, Part 2: Changes to My Body

April 27, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Procedures

HysterectomyLearn about some of the misconceptions about what having a hysterectomy can mean, especially as it relates to menopause and sex. Many of the thoughts women have about what their life will be like after a hysterectomy is actually what women experience during menopause, it’s important to know the difference.

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Fertility Surgery, A Love Story

April 24, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Infertility, Patient Spotlight

Ljubica and AleksandraLjubica welcomed little Aleksandra on October 24, 2014. For several years, she and her husband had tried fertility treatments unsuccessfully.”I had to follow my gut instincts about getting the additional surgery …and I’m so glad I did…”

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Throwing the Brakes on Genetic Testing for Cancer

April 22, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press, News

ounce of preventionPreventative medicine, like genetic testing, can go a long way to reducing long-term care costs that can reach into the billions per year. Yet, with the high costs & the desire for women to take control of their health, insurance companies are looking at genetic testing as an unnecessary expense they may not cover.

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Power Morcellators Are Not Necessary

April 21, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, In The Press, News

Power morcellator long TN

Insurance companies jump to limit GYN procedures due to potential spread of cancer by power morcellators. While done with good intentions, the blanket changes could put women at risk for invasive open procedures or less safe blind vaginal procedures. CIGC Advanced trained minimally invasive GYN surgical specialists don’t use power morcellation to perform DualPortGYN or LAAM.

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Myths & Facts About Hysterectomies: Part 1, The Procedure

April 17, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Featured Procedures, Procedures, Techniques

hysterectomy myths and factsFor many women who had open surgeries for their hysterectomy, it’s surprising to hear that the procedure can be performed with 2 tiny 5MM incisions. Often times, patients who undergo advanced minimally invasive procedures hardly seem as though they’ve had the surgery at all.

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