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Hysteroscopy
Specialists

Hysteroscopy Specialists at CIGC

Contrary to popular belief, heavy bleeding is not normal — even during your period. For women experiencing abnormal bleeding without an obvious cause, a hysteroscopy is used to identify the problem and solve it. 

The hysteroscopy specialists at CIGC are highly skilled in performing this procedure. They use a hysteroscopy to provide advanced diagnostic information that will help them to address the cause of abnormal bleeding. 

At CIGC, patient experience comes first. Our hysteroscopy specialists will study your case individually to recommend the treatment option that is likely to give you the best possible outcome. We are committed to offering you the highest level of care. Choosing to have your hysteroscopy at CIGC means a less invasive procedure and a fast recovery so you can get back to your life. 

What Is a Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a long thin camera, or scope, is inserted through the vagina and into the uterus. Our specialists use the scope to evaluate the uterine cavity for causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy can be performed in the office or in the operating room. It can be diagnostic (just to look and identify the problem) or operative (to look, identify and remove the problem).  

Depending on what is found during your hysteroscopy, the specialist will tailor the rest of your procedure to your individual needs. Small polyps, fibroids or adhesions may be removed during a hysteroscopy or through minimally invasive surgery using the CIGC-exclusive LAAM® or DualPortGYN® approach.  

While a hysteroscopy can sometimes be performed in office by your regular doctor, having the procedure done by a GYN specialist means they can treat conditions found during the procedure. In-office hysteroscopies can usually only identify issues within the uterus. To treat those issues, an operative hysteroscopy or another type of minimally invasive surgery may be required. Opting for a hysteroscopy specialist lowers your risk of complications during the procedure and is likely to provide you with a better outcome overall. 

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Why CIGC?

A Gynecological Surgery Center of Distinction

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

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Advanced Techniques

he surgeons at CIGC specialize in minimally invasive procedures for complex GYN conditions. Our advanced techniques allow for fewer and smaller incisions than other types of surgery, including open abdominal surgery, robotics and standard laparoscopic procedures. These innovative surgical techniques allow for quicker recoveries and virtually invisible scarring. With low complication rates both during and after surgery, patients typically recover in a week or two on average. 

No matter what condition you may have or what surgery you undergo, you’re in the very best hands at CIGC. Through a highly individualized and personalized approach, we put your needs as a patient first. This is the care you deserve. 

Success Stories

Hear from patients who have had positive experiences with CIGC’s innovative procedures: 

My experience [at CIGC] was beautiful from beginning to end. I didn’t have to question anything.” – Tasha
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The conversion rate [to open surgery] at CIGC is zero — it’s all laparoscopic — and for me that was the best news ever.” – Dwina
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It’s only been a month, and I feel amazing. I can tell already that the pain I was having is gone. I understand that there are doctors who are trained to remove fibroids, but they aren’t experts like Dr. Danilyants. When I read up about the CIGC specialists, I felt really good about my decision. I’m ready to get my life back, and I feel like I’m headed in that direction.”  – Tiffany 
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Our Centers

CIGC surgeries are performed at ambulatory surgery centers that are not attached to a hospital, meaning procedures are done on an outpatient basis and patients can go home the same day. 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. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering telemedicine consultations in addition to in-person appointments to discuss treatment options.

Our Doctors

Our hysteroscopy specialists are experts in GYN conditions and minimally invasive procedures. They are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis and many other gynecological issues. Through surgeries that provide the best possible outcomes, they are committed to giving their patients the relief they deserve. 

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