Traveling for GYN Surgery: Endometriosis & Fibroid Removal
Women Who Suffer From Large Fibroids Or Extensive Endometriosis Come to CIGC for Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery
Endometriosis and fibroids are complex GYN conditions that require a specialist with expert training for the most effective results. Fellowship trained GYN specialists perform advanced techniques for minimally invasive endometriosis excision and large fibroid removal. These procedures, if performed by a trained surgeon, have faster recoveries resulting in less pain. Women return to their lives in days rather than weeks, making traveling for surgery a wise investment.
- Endometriosis is a condition that can cause intense pain and bleeding. Tissue similar to the endometrial lining grows outside of the uterus forming lesions, but they mimic the thickening, shedding and bleeding that occurs each month withing the uterus. Unlike the uterine lining, these lesions have no exit from the body, so inflamed tissue remains trapped, causing inflammation and possible scarring. Both the lesions and the scarring, or adhesions, can cause damage to the surrounding areas, as well as cause infertility.
- Uterine fibroids are smooth tumors that form within or on the uterus. They can grow very large and cause intense bleeding and pelvic pain. Many women become anemic due to the loss of blood, which can extend well beyond a 7-day period.
Highly skilled specialists who see thousands of patients are able to treat a condition more effectively because they have more experience with the various symptoms of these conditions. The Center for Innovative GYN Care specialists attracts hundreds of patients with complex conditions from all corners of the globe.
Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery Is The Better Option
Many women who have suffered with complications from these diseases often do not have access to minimally invasive GYN surgery in their hometowns, which can result in too many unnecessary invasive open procedures that require 6-8 weeks for recovery. Open hysterectomy is one of the most common procedures performed for conditions like endometriosis and fibroids, but it is not the only option.
At CIGC, for women who wish to maintain fertility, minimally invasive myomectomy and minimally invasive endometriosis excision procedures are more effective treatments that also spare the uterus. A minimally invasive hysterectomy is also an option for women with fibroids who are done having children or whose endometriosis is confined to the uterus, but those procedures are discussed on a case by case basis. The fellowship trained surgeons take into account a woman’s desire to retain her uterus, and help explain all of the options that best suit her needs.
Traveling For GYN Surgery Has Become Easier.
Doctors are taking advantage of new communication techniques to consult with patients in advance of travel. Communication apps make conversations between patients and medical professionals around the world possible. Increasingly, as specialists are coming up with new and safer techniques to treat conditions, patients are seeking ways to take advantage of these better procedures.
Women travel from around the world to CIGC for our modern techniques that are safer and more thorough than open, robotic or non-invasive approaches.
The CIGC specialists developed the DualPortGYN and LAAM techniques. These techniques make it possible to treat complex GYN conditions like large fibroids, extensive endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions and prolapse using just two tiny incisions. Using retroperitoneal dissection and uterine artery occlusion, the surgeons are able to control blood loss and see the entire pelvic cavity. These techniques make CIGC procedures more thorough and safer than other procedures. Incisions are very small, minimizing pain that is normally associated with open hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures. This means that patients are able to travel home a couple of days after surgery, and they are usually back to work in 2 weeks or less. Myomectomy procedures can take longer to heal than hysterectomy, so patients are encouraged to make sure that they have someone to look after them for a few days following surgery.
In Rockville, the Even Hotel offers CIGC patients traveling from out of town a discount on their stay. Select the desired reservation dates and click on the orange Check Availability box.
DUALPORTGYN MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYN TECHNIQUE
DualPortGYN was developed by the minimally invasive GYN specialists at CIGC to take advantage of these specialized techniques that help to control blood loss and map the pelvic cavity. Hysterectomies, ovarian cystectomies, endometriosis excision, and resection of pelvic adhesions can be performed using just 2 small incisions no larger than a paper cut.
LAAM FIBROID REMOVAL SURGERY
Modern minimally invasive fibroid removal procedures at The Center for Innovative GYN Care are safer than open or robotic surgeries. Laparoscopic assisted abdominal myomectomy or LAAM takes the thoroughness of an open procedure and faster recovery of standard laparoscopy, for a safe, effective surgery. Using just two small incisions, one 5MM incision at the belly button and a 1.5 inch incision at the bikini line, the minimally invasive GYN specialists at CIGC are able to remove all fibroids, no matter the size, number or location. The uterus is then repaired by hand. This makes it possible for women who wish to maintain fertility to carry a baby to term.
When choosing what procedure to have, it’s important to contact a highly skilled minimally invasive GYN surgical specialist for the best possible outcome.
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GYN surgical specialists can often see women sooner because they are focused entirely on surgery. Each patient gets detailed, in depth attention from Dr. Natalya Danilyants and Dr. Paul MacKoul. This personalized care helps patients understand their condition and the recommended treatment so that they can have confidence from the very start. Our surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients.
CIGC TRAVEL PROGRAM
Even if you are not from the DC area, many patients travel to The Center for Innovative GYN Care for our groundbreaking procedures. We treat women from around the world who suffer from complex GYN conditions.
Learn more in our travel program.