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Ask for a Second Opinion for GYN Surgery

March 3, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Fibroids, Patient resource

second opinionGetting a second opinion used to be standard for any type of surgery. Today, it is common for patients to be reluctant to challenge a doctor’s recommendations.

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How to Choose Hormone Replacement Therapy

February 26, 2015 // Posted in: Patient resource

Every woman is different. Hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms should be tailored to each woman to account for her age, health, and whether or not her uterus is intact, or a partial or full hysterectomy has been performed. Estrogen-only HRT is safer than combination HRT, but should only be taken by women who have had a hysterectomy.

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Find the Right Endometriosis Support Group

February 19, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Patient resource

Many women with endometriosis suffer over a long period of time, unable to find the right solution for treatment. Case in point, some online endo support groups begin humbly with a few members and grow to thousands in just a short year, as women start to look for answers among other sufferers. Find the right endometriosis […]

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Robotic Surgery Complications Trump Benefits

February 13, 2015 // Posted in: Featured, Fibroids, News, Patient resource


When using a Robot to perform delicate GYN surgeries, there is a higher risk of complications compared to a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, like the DualPortGYN approach.

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Learn Why DualPortGYN is the Safer GYN Surgery

February 12, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Patient resource

Medical terms can be intimidating for many patients. In the CIGC A Look Inside for Patients series, we will present a more approachable perspective on some of the terms used, so that you can wrap your mind around your options when you discuss them with your specialist. Women should always opt for the most minimally […]

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Get Back to Work Faster After GYN Surgery

February 2, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors, Patient resource

GYN surgery can take the focus off of many of the things in your life that are important to you: Your family, friends, events, and work. Getting you back to YOU faster helps to get you off the physical and emotional roller coasters that coincide with needing GYN surgery. Procedures that result in faster GYN surgery […]

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How to Choose the Best GYN Surgeon

January 28, 2015 // Posted in: Doctors

Facing gynecological surgery should galvanize you into taking control of your medical care. It’s critical to have the information to evaluate each potential solution, so that you can choose the best GYN surgeon. Each patient, and perhaps a member of her trusted circle of family or friends, should not hesitate to ask a lot of […]

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Infertility Surgery: Removing Uterine Scars, Polyps

January 6, 2015 // Posted in: Infertility, News

CIGC INFERTILITY SURGERY SERIES: Part IV Removing Scars or Polyps From the Uterus Can Increase Pregnancy Rates How Scar Tissue Forms and Why it Can Be a Cause of Infertility Many patients have had surgery to the uterus that results in the formation of scar tissue in the uterine cavity. The uterine cavity has a lush […]

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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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