CIGC Patient Stories: Happier & Healthier After Surgery

October 28, 2015
GYN Surgery


Successful pregnancies. No Pain. Freedom to try new things.

When you listen to each patient who has suffered with a GYN condition (someone who has tried everything, or had multiple failed surgeries before coming to CIGC), the idea that a real solution is possible with minimal scarring is eye-opening. The groundbreaking techniques developed by the specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care take what many women know to be the norm for hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery and turns it on its head.

Our patients have kindly shared their stories and sent pictures of their babies and of their improved lives.


heidi coat blogRead & Watch: Fibroids & Hysterectomy: Heidi’s Story

Heidi was diagnosed with a fibroid and was told it might be cancerous. Her doctor recommended robotic surgery with a power morcellator. Soon after, Heidi heard a news report that women with cancerous fibroids should not have surgery with a power morcellator and she refused to go through with the surgery. After doing her own research, she found Dr. Paul MacKoul, and decided to have a minimally invasive hysterectomy at CIGC.

HeleneWatch: Endometriosis, Fibroids & Myomectomy: Helene’s Story

After suffering for years with painful periods and extreme bleeding, Helene decided to try the LAAM procedure at CIGC. The uterine sparing minimally invasive myomectomy allowed her to move on with her life and go back to school, and travel to Africa with her father.

EmilyWatch: Endometriosis & Infertility: Emily’s Story

Emily wanted to have a baby. After suffering with severe period pain, Dr. Danilyants removed a pelvic mass and was able to determine the stage of her endometriosis to help her understand what it meant for Emily’s plans to have a baby.

Ljubica and AleksandraRead: Uterine Polyp, Fibroids & Infertility: Ljubica’s Story

After trying infertility treatments for over a year, Ljubica discovered that she had a uterine fibroid. This can happen after hormone therapy that is taken for fertility treatments. In addition, she had a uterine polyp. She went to Dr. MacKoul to have the fibroid removed and shortly after, to have the polyp removed.

Three months after her last surgery, she was about to start new treatments and discovered she was already pregnant.


Seeing women like Heidi, Helene, Emily, and Ljubica tell their stories can empower others to ask better questions, and not settle for living a life in pain, or coping with heavy bleeding, or unable to conceive a child. Read more stories like these.


GYN surgical specialists can often see women sooner because they are focused entirely on surgery. Each endometriosis 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.

Book a consultation today with Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD or Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD.


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GYN Surgery

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.

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