Gynecologic conditions are very common. Fibroids affect up to 80% of all women, and endometriosis affects 1 in 10. When it comes to treating complex GYN conditions, surgery may be recommended as a definitive treatment, or to achieve temporary relief from symptoms. All surgical procedures are NOT the same. It’s important to understand your physician’s surgical approach, and how it impacts recovery, in order to make the right decision when choosing a surgeon.
GYN SURGERY: WHERE SHOULD I GO?
When it comes to surgical treatment of complex GYN conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis, women should seek a specialist for optimal care. While the GYN condition may be diagnosed at your OBGYN’s office, it’s important to remember the regular OBGYN is not a surgical specialist. It is always ok to seek a surgical specialist for minimally invasive treatment of GYN conditions, and continue to be cared for by your regular OBGYN following surgery.
A former patient recently shared on Google her experience with GYN surgery at CIGC:
“My top rated OBGYN had me at a full [open] surgery with a 6-8 week, out of work recovery. So I started looking around. I ended up canceling my surgery with my OBGYN, and it was WELL worth it. Results? I walked a mile and a half just 7 days after surgery. I honestly couldn’t be happier.”
BENEFITS OF THE SURGICAL SPECIALIST APPROACH
As a patient, it is important to find out which surgeon has specialty training. Finding that surgeon will make all the difference in your recovery, pain levels, and your return to feeling normal again as soon as possible. Surgical GYN specialists focus 100% on gynecologic surgery, which is why they are better equipped to perform advanced minimally invasive procedures, with superior patient outcomes.
CIGC surgical specialists perform advanced laparoscopic procedures only, leading to 1-2 weeks recovery times for patients, vs 2-4 weeks with robotic surgery, and 6-8 weeks with open procedures.
Another CIGC patient shared on Google:
“CIGC is amazing! I had my hysterectomy on my birthday and I am recovering very well! I was back to work and activities only a week after the surgery. I only have one visible incision and it so tiny and the other two incisions are navel and bikini cut so it’s not visible. When deciding on a hysterectomy make sure you are 100% percent comfortable with your surgeon. I had to find CIGC on my own because I wasn’t comfortable with my doctor doing it. Best decision I’ve ever made!”
CIGC’S ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
CIGC founders Dr. Natalya Danilyants and Dr. Paul MacKoul developed advanced laparoscopic techniques using only 2 small midline incisions. Due to this advanced surgical approach, women recover in less than 2 weeks after surgery, with less complications and pain.
Fertility sparing LAAM myomectomy uses one 5 mm incision at the belly button and one 3 cm (1.5 in) incision at the bikini line, and women are usually back to work in 10-14 days. The DualPortGYN procedure is used for hysterectomy, endometriosis excision, resection of pelvic mass and other complex GYN conditions, and women recover in 7-10 days.
GET IN TOUCH
To get in touch with a CIGC patient relations coordinator, call 888-SURGERY or reach out online. Women travel to the Washington DC area for advanced GYN surgery from across the country and around the world: learn about CIGC’s travel program.