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Adenomyosis Specialists at CIGC

Our fellowship-trained specialists at CIGC are experts in diagnosing and treating adenomyosis. Because its symptoms often overlap with those of many other conditions, adenomyosis is often misdiagnosed or overlooked. CIGC specialists are not only able to tell the difference, they are also able to treat the condition with the best possible outcome.

With experience performing more than 25,000 successful GYN procedures, our specialty surgeons are highly skilled in advanced minimally invasive techniques that put your experience as a patient first. Throughout your experience at CIGC, you are treated with dignity and respect and careful attention is paid to your emotional and physical well-being.

When you have surgery with one of our adenomyosis specialists at CIGC, you can expect state-of-the-art techniques that go beyond traditional treatments. Our innovative surgical procedures were created to leave you with virtually invisible scars, less pain and a quick recovery. This is the care you deserve.

What Is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition in which the cells that line the inside of the uterus are abnormally located in cells that make up the uterine wall. This condition can result in a thicker than normal uterine wall or an overall enlarged uterus. The tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds during every menstrual cycle and can cause very painful periods and heavy bleeding.

Adenomyosis can be difficult to diagnose. A physician who does not specialize in adenomyosis may dismiss symptoms like heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. Adenomyosis is sometimes confused for endometriosis because the symptoms often resemble each other. It’s also possible for both conditions to occur simultaneously.

While not a cancerous or precancerous condition, adenomyosis can still cause debilitating pain and severe menstrual bleeding for some women. The surgical specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) are trained to diagnose and effectively treat the condition using the CIGC-exclusive DualPortGYN® hysterectomy technique.

Adenomyosis Treatment Options

The only definitive cure for adenomyosis is a hysterectomy. But this isn’t your mother’s hysterectomy procedure.

The surgical field has come a long way from the open abdominal procedures of the past. Not only is CIGC’s DualPortGYN procedure safer and more effective, our surgeons spare the abdominal muscles and our patients spend less than an hour under anesthesia. Forget the eight-week recovery and the 8-inch scar. CIGC’s innovative techniques will make it seem like you never had surgery at all.

It is possible for symptoms to be temporarily managed with some nonsurgical remedies and exercises, but long-term relief can only be achieved with a minimally invasive hysterectomy. Speak with an expert about the best treatment for your needs.

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Award-Winning Gynecological Surgery Center

CIGC is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).


Advanced Techniques

No matter what type of treatment you come to CIGC for, our advanced techniques translate to better outcomes and shorter recovery times. Our specialists are focused on your experience, making sure you are cared for as an individual. Each case and each person is treated with the personalized approach they deserve.

Unlike traditional techniques used to treat GYN conditions like adenomyosis, our DualPortGYN procedure allows patients to return home the same day. CIGC surgical specialists use fewer and smaller incisions so recovery is quick and scarring is minimized. Our goal is to help you find long-term relief. Our innovative techniques can give that to you.

DualPortGYN Procedure Standard Laparoscopic Robotic Open
Length of Procedure 30 min–1 Hour1 2–3 Hours2,3,4 2–3 Hours2,3,9 1–2 Hours3,9
Number of Incisions 2 (5 mm)1 4 (5 mm)5 3–7 (8–12 mm)1,10 1 Large (10–15 cm)12,13
Hospital Stay 0 Days1 0–1 Day1,6,7 1–2 Days7,11 3 Days3,7
Recovery Time About 1 Week1 Up to 3 Weeks8 Up to 6 Weeks1 Up to 8 Weeks8,14

Success Stories

Hear from adenomyosis patients who have had successful surgical experiences at CIGC:

“I was constantly focusing on my pain and wondering if other people could see me in pain. I feel free now.” -Tasha
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“I got my life back. I don’t have to plan my life around my cycle anymore. I don’t have to be afraid that I’m going to mess up my clothes anymore and be embarrassed and miss work. I don’t have to take iron anymore.” -Tonya
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“I feel like a totally different woman. I don’t have to hold back. I can plan my life.” -Kia
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Our Doctors

CIGC’s surgical specialists are world-renowned for their expertise and innovation in treating complex GYN conditions like adenomyosis. Women experiencing severe symptoms as a result of GYN conditions travel from around the world to receive the advanced minimally invasive procedures offered by our doctors.

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Our Centers

Our minimally invasive procedures are all outpatient, meaning they are performed in ambulatory surgery centers and patients can go home directly after their surgery. The surgery centers are freestanding and not attached to a hospital.

With convenient locations near major cities like Washington, D.C., and New York City, each center is fully set up with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed with friendly, compassionate employees who are ready to take great care of you. We follow CDC guidelines to ensure the enhanced cleanliness and safety of each center. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering telemedicine consultations in addition to in-person appointments to discuss all treatment options that are available to you.



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