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Meet Our Minimally Invasive GYN Specialists

Our minimally invasive GYN specialists are world-renowned for their leadership and expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex GYN conditions. They have innovated advanced minimally invasive gynecological surgery techniques, such as DualPortGYN® and LAAM®, for women of all ages. The elite team at The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) provides a personalized approach for each patient, offering advanced surgical solutions that minimize pain, complications, and recovery time. Our nationally and internationally renowned techniques have been published in prestigious medical journals due to exceptional patient outcomes. Women suffering from complex GYN conditions, such as fibroids and endometriosis, find relief faster, with less pain, as our innovative and revolutionary techniques simplify even the most complicated procedures.

Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD

Paul MacKoul, MD, graduated from medical school at Tufts University. Afterward, he completed his residency in OBGYN at the University of Maryland, and his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina. He was the former director and associate professor of GYN Oncology at two major institutions in Washington DC, the George Washington University Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. He was named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Designated Surgeon in 2012 and has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as Northern Virginia Magazine.

Dr. Natalya E. Danilyants​, MD

Dr. Natalya Danilyants, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care, received her fellowship training in Advanced Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgery through the exclusive Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) fellowship program. Dr. Danilyants was accepted into the EES program after completing her residency at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was honored to receive a Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition by her patients for her excellent care and compassionate bedside manner.

Dr. Peter Balazs, MD, FACOG

Peter Balazs, MD, FACOG, is an OBGYN who joined The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC) in 2022. A Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Balazs has extensive post-graduate training that makes him a valuable addition to our team.


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