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Dr. Natalya Danilyants

Girl walking to mountainsIt’s time to remind yourself of the goals you set for yourself before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve.

For many women, regaining health and energy includes taking care of their GYN health, too. Long standing conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions and other conditions often take a back seat to everything else, that is until they can no longer be ignored. Get ahead of the problem this year.

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 7.01.14 PMThe past year has been remarkable for The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

Many of our patients have kindly shared their stories about their incredible recoveries after surgery in blog posts, interviews with the media, and with family and friends. Several have undertaken their own advocacy efforts with research and support groups for endometriosis, fibroids and other GYN conditions.

As we look back at the year, we are struck by how these women are all looking ahead. Here are their stories of how their lives have changed for the better. We couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support in helping other women find us so that we can help them get back to living their lives.

Thank you to all of our patients and Happy New Year!

Natalya Danilyants MD

Washington Informer

Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD recently spoke with Sarafina Wright at The Washington Informer about common misconceptions about fibroids and treatment.

“Our focus allows us to provide the highest level of skill to each patient,” said Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD. “When it comes to performing GYN surgery, women need to look for minimally invasive outpatient options, and seek a second opinion. Too many doctors are recommending surgery that would be performed as open or robotic procedures. These require a hospital stay and have lengthy recoveries; they are more expensive, and they offer no benefit to the patient. CIGC specialists provide advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures in an outpatient setting so that patients can have the best possible option for their condition. They return to their own homes the same day with much less pain, and eliminate the need for a hospital stay and all of the negatives associated with that.”

Natalya Danilyants MDOn November 3rd, Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, co-founder of The Center for Innovative GYN Care, spoke with Renee Small Brown of The Fibroids Project in an open forum phone call for women who have been suffering with fibroids. Callers were invited to ask questions about fibroids (size, recurrence, fertility were primary topics), surgical procedures (myomectomy versus hysterectomy) and LAAM (laparoscopic assisted abdominal myomectomy), a minimally invasive fibroid removal technique that leaves practically no scarring, and can treat women with large or multiple fibroids.

For millions of women suffering from endometriosis pain, finding long-term relief can be a frustrating journey. The longer it takes to get a diagnosis can mean more damage from inflammation and scarring. But sadly, it can take up to 10 years for a proper endometriosis diagnosis. Unless seen by a specialist first, it is very common for endometriosis patients to increased pain from surgery performed incorrectly.

At The Center for Innovative GYN Care, our surgical specialists have helped thousands of women with complex GYN conditions.

Dr Paul MacKoul Pelvic Pain

When you listen to each patient who has suffered with a GYN condition (someone who has tried everything, or had multiple failed surgeries before coming to CIGC), the idea that a real solution is possible with minimal scarring is eye-opening. The groundbreaking techniques developed by the specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care take what many women know to be the norm for hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery and turns it on its head.

Our patients have kindly shared their stories, sent pictures of their babies, and of their improved lives.

tampons and pads SmallAbnormal bleeding can be stressful. Planning your life around your monthly cycle can include extra pads, tampons, clothes and sometimes it may mean cancelling plans due to its unpredictability. After one woman’s fibroid surgery, she started to go through her bags, and briefcase and realized how many extra pads she always carried. That is a common habit when you have suffered with a GYN condition for a long time. Learn about the different conditions that cause abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive surgical options that can get you back to you faster.

DualPortGYN Infographic chartWondering how long your hysterectomy recovery will be? Learn why open and robotic procedures are not in the best interest of the patient.

DualPortGYN hysterectomy procedures have better outcomes for patients overall.

Having an in-depth discussion with your surgeon about your options should take your own fears and concerns into account. Many myths exist that make it harder for a woman to make a decision about surgery. Having a surgeon talk you through the facts and listen to your concerns carefully can make all the difference.