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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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Learn the Difference Between Adenomyosis and Endometriosis

April 16, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, Featured, Featured Conditions, Patient Spotlight

adenomyosisAdenomyosis and Endometriosis are not the same condition. Although they can occur together, endometriosis is when endometrial cells (the lining of the uterus) are in a location outside of the uterus. Adenomyosis is when these cells are within the uterus, in the uterine wall.

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Welcome to the New CIGC Patient Focused Website:!

April 14, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Infographics, News, Patient resource, Patient Spotlight

Main Who we are thumbnailThe Center for Innovative GYN Care Announces New State-of-the-Art Interactive Website, and Ad Campaigns That Shine Spotlights on Success Stories, Patient Resources, Advocacy.

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Get To Know Your GYN Surgical Specialist

April 3, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Patient resource

DoctorsPatients are their own best advocates. As more information becomes available online, it’s important to dig through the clutter and find a GYN surgical specialist who can handle those complex cases that other physicians may not have the experience to treat effectively. The CIGC GYN surgical specialists perform advanced gynecological procedures using techniques that are taught in fellowship training.

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Jessica’s Story of Ovarian Cancer

March 30, 2015 // Posted in: Conditions, News, Patient resource

Angelina JolieGiven all of the information and enough time to make the right decision, women can have a more active role in the fate of their health, which is a far better scenario than remaining in the dark, wondering, worrying and not knowing who to trust for answers. Become an advocate for your own health.

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