Hormone Therapy Specialists at CIGC
The GYN surgical specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care are experts in menopause care that preserves or restores your physical and emotional well-being. If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause, either naturally or from surgical menopause after a hysterectomy, doctors at CIGC can help you navigate the world of hormone replacement therapy — medication containing female hormones to counter the side effects of decreased estrogen and progesterone — so you can feel like yourself again.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy can be significant, from making sex less painful to smoothing out mood swings and more. However, it’s important to work with a GYN specialist who can help you understand the different kinds and forms of hormone therapy, their potential risks and whether they are appropriate for you.
At CIGC, we have provided thousands of women with personalized care so they can live their best life throughout menopause. Also, at our CIGC Wellness Center, a team of experienced health care providers offers an individualized approach to research-backed holistic therapies that can help manage menopause symptoms. Everything at CIGC is designed with you in mind.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a state in which a woman no longer produces the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This can occur gradually and naturally as the hormone-producing ovaries age (roughly between the ages of 45 and 55) or instantly when the ovaries are surgically removed, usually as part of a hysterectomy.
The loss of these hormones can result in a number of symptoms that can interfere with quality of life, including painful sex, mood swings and hot flashes, although some women experience few or no side effects.
Taking hormone replacement therapy, when appropriate, can ease many symptoms of menopause. There are low-dose treatments designed to be inserted vaginally and systemic treatments that deliver hormones through pills, creams, skin patches and other methods.
All hormone replacement therapy carries risks and benefits. It’s important for a woman to go to a GYN expert with extensive experience in this area and have regular consultations with the physician while on the hormones.
The CIGC Difference
Experts with The Center for Innovative GYN Care are renowned laparoscopic surgeons who have dedicated their careers to minimally invasive GYN procedures, with more than 25,000 performed to date. They developed two groundbreaking surgical techniques that offer patients undergoing hysterectomies and other GYN surgeries the fastest recoveries, smallest scars and lowest complication rates of any other method of surgery. Their dedication to providing the best possible GYN care means recognizing each patient’s unique needs, helping them understand all possible treatment options and enabling them to make informed health care decisions for themselves—whether about surgery, nonsurgical treatments or medications.
When you are exploring menopause symptom treatments and hormone replacement therapy options, get to know our specialists and see why so many women count on CIGC for their GYN health and wellness care.
Our fellowship-trained, minimally invasive GYN specialists are experts in the diagnosis and management of complex GYN conditions. They have successfully helped women thrive going into and throughout menopause with hormone replacement therapy as well as alternative treatments.
Unlike the standard GYN surgical techniques, our DualPortGYN® and LAAM® procedures allow patients to return home the same day. These advanced techniques also provide shorter recovery times and better outcomes. We care for each patient as a true individual through a detailed and personalized approach that puts your needs as a patient first.
Compared to open, robotic-assisted and standard laparoscopic techniques, CIGC surgical specialists use fewer and smaller incisions to minimize scarring and speed up recovery, resulting in lower complication rates. We get our patients back to their daily lives in one to two weeks on average — free from their GYN symptoms and worries.
Our Surgical Centers and Holistic Treatment Wellness Center
CIGC surgeries are performed at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) that are not attached to a hospital, meaning procedures are done on an outpatient basis and patients can go home the same day. These benefits are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With convenient locations near major cities like Washington, D.C., and New York City, each center is fully designed with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed with friendly, compassionate professionals. We follow CDC guidelines to ensure the enhanced cleanliness and safety of each center. We also offer telemedicine consultations in addition to in-person appointments to discuss treatment options.
The CIGC Wellness Center, located at CIGC’s flagship location in Rockville, Maryland, offers nonsurgical, alternative treatments for the management of menopause symptoms and GYN conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain. Schedule a Wellness Center consultation today.