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Infertility and the Tubes: Choose a Surgical Specialist to Increase Chances of IVF Success

December 29, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors, Infertility, News

CIGC Infertility Series Part III: The Function of the Fallopian Tubes The fallopian tubes are very delicate structures that connect the ovaries to the uterine cavity.  The ovaries produce eggs that are released. The fallopian tube end is like a suction cup that “vacuums” up the egg.  If intercourse occurs at the right point, sperm will meet […]

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Removing a 20 lb Fibroid With DualPortGYN

December 17, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors, Fibroids, News, Patient Spotlight

Dr Paul MacKoul MD reviews

A Bowie, Maryland schoolteacher who lives to see her students blossom and thrive, had lost all faith in doctors and the medical world. After several years of anxiety related to her mother’s death, her own abnormally heavy bleeding and a descended stomach – it was time to take control of her health.

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The DualPortGYN Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery Benefits

December 12, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors

Save-money-with-DualPortGYN-techniqueCIGC Minimally Invasive GYN Techniques Do Not Equate to Empty Pockets

With President Obama’s healthcare policies and government sponsored healthcare sites – the cost of medical care has become a very important issue. While cost is something that should be considered, you should never sacrifice the highest level of care. At The Center for Innovative GYN Care, we have developed innovative minimally invasive techniques like DualPortGYN. The benefits of DualPortGYN include significantly lower costs, less time in surgery, faster recovery and less pain overall.

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Infertility & Endometriosis, Removal Improves Chance of Pregnancy

December 10, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors, Infertility

CIGC Infertility Series Part II: Infertility & endometriosis, Surgical Removal Increases Pregnancy Rates, Decreases Pain Endometriosis is a common yet mysterious cause of infertility. Although the reasons are not clear – current thinking is that endometriosis decreases pregnancy rates by affecting the “quality” of the eggs being produced. Endometriosis may also prevent the normal function of the tubes […]

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CIGC Launches Infertility Series: Infertility and Fibroids

December 4, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors, DualPortGYN, Fibroids, Infertility, LAAM

PART I- Infertility and Fibroids: Expert Surgical Management Increases Pregnancy Rates  Uterine fibroids are a very common cause of infertility among patients wanting pregnancy.  Infertility specialists routinely refer their patients to The Center for Innovative GYN Care, for surgical removal of fibroids that increase the success rates of spontaneous pregnancy, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro […]

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The Emotional Distress of Endometriosis

December 3, 2014 // Posted in: Conditions, Patient resource

How Paul MacKoul MD Turned One Woman’s Horrifying Experience with Endometriosis Around The Center for Innovative GYN Care’s Patient Spotlight: Kristen Hill Patient: Kristen Hill, Manassas VA Doctor:  Paul MacKoul MD Condition: Endometriosis Procedure: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Hysterectomy After experiencing over a decade with debilitating pains stemming from the symptoms of endometriosis, Kristen Hill was no longer willing to […]

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CIGC Responds to FDA Warning Recommendation for Power Morcellators

November 25, 2014 // Posted in: News

Yesterday, the FDA announced a recommendation to all manufacturers of power morcellation tools, stating that there should be a boxed warning to indicate the tool may spread cancer during GYN surgeries. Below, The Center for Innovative Care (CIGC) responds to this recommendation by outlining why the use of power morcellation  is so prevalent, yet completely […]

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Visit CIGC for the Highest Level of Personalized Care by GYN Surgical Specialists

November 25, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors

The Center for Innovative GYN Care prioritizes your care and personalized attention. We provide the highest level of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery by specialists who have received advanced training. How do we do this? At CIGC our GYN surgical specialists make sure each patient is treated as a unique individual. We provide customized consultations including a […]

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New York Times Article Posts New Findings on Increased Robotic GYN Surgery Complications

November 20, 2014 // Posted in: News

A recent New York Times article relays new study findings on robotic GYN surgery complications in benign gynecologic procedures. The report indicated an increased number of complications occurring during the robot assisted procedures with bladder and ureter damages accounting for most of the increased injuries.

Questions raised during the study: Is the robot better than a trained laparoscopic GYN specialist? Is it more precise? Is it more efficient, safer, faster, and does it provide a better recovery? Does the robot actually do the surgery?  The answer to all of these is “No.”

So why is the robot being used to perform GYN surgeries? It all has to do with your OBGYN. As a patient, you need to know that your OB is primarily an Obstetrician, not a surgeon.  In fact, Obstetrician Gynecologists admit that the majority of their practice is spent on treating pregnant patients and on office gynecology.  Surgery only makes up 25% of their practice.  (ACOG 2008 survey).  The majority of OB/GYNs are much better at open surgical procedures, not laparoscopy.

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The Center for Innovative GYN Care’s Patient Spotlight: Brenda Gindt O’Brien

November 19, 2014 // Posted in: Doctors, Fibroids, Patient Spotlight

Patient: Brenda Gindt O’Brien; Linthicum, Maryland Doctor: Dr. Natalya Danilyants Procedure: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Brenda Gindt O’Brien is a kindhearted woman with a devoted husband, who never missed a day of work in 18 years. She sought to find a surgery technique for her fibroid removal that would have her back on her feet […]

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