What Makes Us Different and What It Means for You

The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) offers innovative surgical GYN treatments, using small, strategically placed incisions to minimize pain and prevent complications with virtually invisible scarring. Our DualPortGYN® and LAAM® techniques guarantee safer and more efficient GYN surgery for conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis. Our patients are able to get on with their lives soon after surgery because the recovery times are minimal. Most surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting, so patients can return home the same day.

Unlike a standard OBGYN, CIGC surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and focus 100% on innovative, minimally invasive GYN surgery for complex conditions. We have redefined the meaning of minimally invasive GYN surgery, providing some of the most advanced procedures for women around the world. We care for each patient as a true individual, and through a detailed and personalized approach, we have our patients back on their feet as swiftly as possible.


What Women Are Saying
Verified Patient Reviews

Within days I was walking around with little to no pain. By the end of the second week, I was doing light exercises like walking a mile through my neighborhood. I'm a runner and by the end of the third week, I was able to get in a few miles. Today, I feel amazing – like myself in college. Thank you, thank you.

Ivory - Facebook

I had the LAAM procedure. I am seven days post-surgery and I can honestly say I am stunned at how good I feel today! I could have gone back to work three days ago if it wasn't for the nature of my work. I feel excellent!! Please if you are on the fence about this procedure, just do it! You will not have any regrets!

Dalley - Facebook

If you want kind, patient, knowledgeable, and thorough doctors to care for and treat you - this is the place to be! Both my mother and I have been treated at this group and will refer them to any and everyone!

Laura - Facebook

I flew to Maryland from Wyoming, had my partial hysterectomy around noon, woke up with no abdominal pain, and was able to leave shortly after. The next day I was able to walk (3.5 miles) with still no pain. I flew back home two days after surgery and was able to go back to work in six days, and honestly, I probably could have gone back at four days.

Nee Nee - Google

I had a large 19 cm 'mass' that needed to be removed off of my left ovary. It ended up being stage four endometriosis. I was up and walking around for an entire day three days after my surgery. My incisions are healing beautifully and are barely noticeable. I traveled from Michigan to Maryland for this surgery and I feel like myself again. HIGHLY recommended The Center for Innovative GYN Care.

Michelle - Google

Best care I've ever received. From scheduling my appointment to them checking in the day after surgery, I was never just another patient. Great care, compassionate staff, and excellent experience. I highly recommend them!

Mary - Google


Our board-certified GYN surgery specialists have been published in several scholarly journals and have proven the effectiveness of their innovative DualPortGYN and LAAM techniques.

DualPortGYN Hysterectomy

Value-Based Assessment of Hysterectomy Approaches
Published in The Journal of Obstetrics And Gynaecology Research (JOGR), November 2018
Danilyants N, MacKoul P, Bax R, van der Does L, Haworth, L.

A Value-Based Approach to Hysterectomy: Comparison of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Techniques
Abstract Accepted by AAGL, Presented in 2017. Published in Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG).
Baxi, R.P., MacKoul, P.J., Danilyants, N., van der Does, L. Haworth, L.

LAAM Myomectomy

Laparoscopic-Assisted Myomectomy with Bilateral Uterine Artery Occlusion/Ligation
Published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG), July 2019
MacKoul P, Danilyants N, Bax R, van der Does L, Haworth, L.

Validation of a Hybrid Technique for Minimally Invasive Myomectomy
Abstract Published in The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), March 2017, Presented at SGS in 2017
Baxi, R.P., van der Does, L., MacKoul P.J., Danilyants, N., Haworth L.

Advanced Techniques

Unlike the standard GYN surgical techniques, our DualPortGYN and LAAM procedures ensure same-day release and shorter recovery time. We care for each patient as a true individual, and through a detailed and personalized approach, we have our patients back on their feet in one to two weeks.

Our Centers

Since 2001, we have treated thousands of patients suffering from complex GYN conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis, providing safe, efficient operations and personalized care.


Need to Travel for GYN Surgery? CIGC Can Help

Women travel from around the world to meet with the CIGC fellowship-trained specialists. If you are traveling to CIGC from out of town, our Patient Advocacy Coordinators (PACs) and Surgical Schedulers will walk you through each step to ensure you are prepared for your arrival.

Costs for travel are not part of the cost for surgery. Patients and their traveling companions are responsible for all costs related to transportation and lodging.



Learn more about life-changing minimally invasive GYN surgery at CIGC.

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