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. 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. Paul J. MacKoul, MD
Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD, is board-certified in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Along with Dr. Natalya Danilyants, Dr. MacKoul developed and perfected the DualPortGYN® and LAAM® advanced gynecological surgical techniques used to treat complex GYN conditions, such as endometriosis and fibroids. As a leader in the field of laparoscopy, he has presented at major national conferences and been published in world-renowned medical journals.
Dr. Faraj E. Touchan, MD
Faraj Touchan, MD, joined CIGC in 2019. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and FLS certified by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Touchan graduated from the Aleppo University Medical School in Syria and completed his residency at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY, where he was appointed Chief Resident. He enjoys teaching and was an associate professor at the University at Buffalo. Currently, he is a laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery mentor in the RWJBarnabas residency program.
Abayomi Walker, NP
Abayomi Walker is a board-certified women’s healthcare nurse practitioner who joined CIGC in 2018. She has over 10 years of experience related to gynecology, obstetrics, and maternal child health. She has a particular interest in complex gynecological disorders such as fibroids, abnormal bleeding, and endometriosis. She is deeply committed to empowering women with information so that they can make informed decisions regarding their health.
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