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Paul MacKoul, MD - Laparoscopic GYN Surgeon

The Center For Innovative GYN Care Co-founder

Paul MacKoul, MD is board certified in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.

Along with Natalya Danilyants, MD, Dr. MacKoul developed and perfected the DualPortGYN® and LAAM® fibroid removal for fertility techniques used at The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

As a leader in the field of laparoscopy, he has presented at major national meetings and been published in world-renowned medical journals. He is frequently sought as a medical expert on techniques for minimally invasive removal of non-cancerous, pre-cancerous, and cancerous tumors. He is a specialist in the treatment of gynecological cancers as well as benign conditions such as fibroids, ovarian masses, and endometriosis.

Dr. MacKoul is Director of Gynecologic Laparoscopy at Holy Cross Hospital. He has also served as the Director of GYN Oncology at George Washington University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center as well as faculty at George Washington University Hospital.

He was named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Designated Surgeon in 2012. He has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as Northern Virginia Magazine.

Dr. MacKoul completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina, and his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Maryland. He graduated from Medical School at Tufts University after completing a Master’s degree at Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University.


Hysterectomy Surgery: How To Recover Faster

A uterus removal procedure may be recommended to relieve severe GYN symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding or pelvic pain. There are several options for hysterectomy surgery, and final outcome depends on the skill of the surgeon, placement of the incisions and technique used for removal of the uterus.


How Many Laparoscopic Hysterectomies Has Your Surgeon Performed?

“Surgeons who are able to perform more cases at a higher level of skill often means that they have seen cases with more complexity, and are able to offer a better patient experience overall,” said Paul MacKoul, MD, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

The Baltimore Times

Doctors Pioneer Alternative Procedure For Removing Painful Fibroids

“…A friend of mine told me about Dr. Paul MacKoul and a procedure he had performed on her called a LAAM myomectomy. She strongly advised that I have a consultation with Dr. MacKoul at The Center for Innovative GYN Care.”

The Washington Post Magazine

Treating women suffering from the side-effects of Essure is a complex and delicate matter. In order to protect the patient, the surgeon must prevent the fragile coils from breaking. Dr. Paul MacKoul performs a hysterectomy on Melissa Davis-Gilbert to remove Essure coils, shown adhering to a fallopian tube. 

Published research: CIGC Advanced Techniques


Advanced Laparoscopic GYN Surgery (Retrospective review of 2,689 laparoscopic hysterectomy patients at a local Maryland hospital to compare surgical techniques.)

Abstract accepted by AAGL, presented in 2017.
Danilyants N, MacKoul P, Baxi R, van der Does L, Haworth L. A Value-Based Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Hyserectomy Approaches.


Advanced Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Surgery (Retrospective review of 1,313 myomectomy patients at a local Maryland hospital to compare surgical techniques.)

Abstract accepted by SGS, presented in 2017
MacKoul P, Danilyants N, Baxi R, van der Does L, Haworth L. Laparoscopic-Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy with Bilateral Uterine Artery Occlusion/ Ligation: A Comparative Study

My experience with Dr. MacKoul was absolutely stellar. My surgery went very smoothly, and my recovery was incredibly fast. I was able to drive to the store and go shopping just 7 days after my surgery! I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.
Brittany Google
Dr. MacKoul performed my hysterectomy. It was by far, the best surgery I ever had. The incisions were so small, I didn't even need any pain medications at all afterward! Nothing! And on day three post op, I even got on my treadmill for about 20 minutes! It was a really positive experience overall.
Wendy Facebook
I thought this surgery was going to be very painful, well, it wasn't at all. Not even once did I take the pain medication that they prescribed. The surgery is so quick and you get to go home the same day. It has been two weeks since my surgery and I feel fantastic. It was an excellent experience.
Maria Vitals
I was able to go for long walks as of the next day of surgery, and was able to fly back to Canada within one week's time. Dr. MacKoul is a highly skilled surgeon. He treated me and my husband with great respect and made sure we are well taken care of.
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CIGC: Faster Recovery from GYN Surgery with Less Pain

CIGC: Faster Recovery from GYN Surgery with Less Pain

At CIGC, our focus is our strength. Our board-certified, laparoscopic specialists focus entirely on gynecological surgery. Our techniques were developed to improve patient outcomes, including faster recovery (within days instead of weeks), less pain, and tiny incisions so that scars are virtually invisible.

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