DualPortGYN Hysterectomy: Live Webinar May 18th @ 8 PM

Join me and Dr. Natalya E. Danilyants, MD on May 18th @ 8 PM for an interactive live webinar on DualPortGYN ‪hysterectomy: a safer & less invasive hysterectomy using two 5 MM incisions and 1 week recovery time. Our former patient Michelle will participate to talk about the procedure she had in December 2015 and how she has been feeling since.

It’s important to know hysterectomy surgery doesn’t have to be a painful or invasive procedure. There are safer options, with better recovery, that women should be aware of. During the event, we will answer your questions. We encourage all participants to submit their questions during or prior to the webinar. Click this link to register today and save your spot: Register Now! A Safer Hysterectomy Webinar, May 18th

Hysterectomy Webinar

At CIGC, we focus on highly advanced surgical techniques to perform minimally invasive GYN surgery with 2 small incisions and recovery in days rather than weeks. To find out more about our approach to GYN surgery, see the DuaPortGYN and LAAM pages on InnovativeGYN.com


If you are looking to get a GYN evaluation with a CIGC specialist Paul MacKoul MD or Natalya Danilyants MD, call 888-SURGERY or contact us online. To read our patients’ feedback, go to patient review sites: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews

Rashetta’s Story: Minimally Invasive Removal of Large Fibroids is Possible

RashettaCIGC patient Rashetta from Washington DC first found out she had fibroids in college. A cyst on her ovary ruptured and she had to go to the hospital. On a follow-up ultrasound, Rashetta found out that she also had fibroids.

About 70-80% of women will get fibroids by age 50. Fibroids affect African American women 2 to 3 times more frequently than white and Hispanic women. Also, African American women are more likely to develop problems with fibroids at an earlier age, with the fibroids growing faster, becoming larger, and causing more bleeding and anemia than in women of other races.

THE WATCH AND WAIT METHOD FOR LARGE FIBROIDS DOESN’T WORK

“For years I saw the same doctor, waiting and watching my fibroids grow, and for a while, the pain wasn’t altering my daily activities. But then, the pain got progressively worse. I found myself in bed, crying in pain.”

Many doctors advise their patients to delay surgery if fibroids aren’t bothering them. The problem with fibroids, especially large fibroids is that they will continue to grow and frequently cause serious damage to the uterus. For women who wish to maintain fertility, avoiding to remove the fibroid when it is first discovered can lead to far worse symptoms down the line.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE MYOMECTOMY FOR LARGE FIBROIDS

A friend of Rashetta’s had a procedure with Paul MacKoul MD and told her that a minimally invasive myomectomy for a large fibroid is possible with this surgeon.

“I was hesitant to change, because my doctor knew my history, but I figured it couldn’t have hurt to have a conversation with him,” said Rashetta. “Even from my first consultation, the feeling that you get when you first meet someone and feel comfortable, that’s how I felt. When I first met him and he walked me through the procedure, he was so thorough. He drew out what was going on with my fibroids, and I realized in talking to him that I shouldn’t have done the watch and wait approach.”


The LAAM technique developed by minimally invasive GYN surgeons of The Center for Innovative GYN Care uses only 2 small incisions to safely remove fibroids of any size. LAAM is an important development, as it allows the surgeons to feel all of the fibroids. Patients return to themselves post surgery within 2 weeks.

 “I planned to be off for 2 weeks, and I can work from home, so while I stayed home for 3 weeks, I was back working after 2. That was a far cry from the 2-3 months the other doctor told me. The first couple of days after a myomectomy are painful. And I needed someone to be at home with me for that.”

RAISING AWARENESS OF FIBROIDS & MINIMALLY INVASIVE FIBROID REMOVAL

Rashetta’s journey has brought The White Dress Project in Washington DC and she now heads the DC chapter, raising awareness of fibroids and minimally invasive fibroid surgery.

 “I really feel like I was meant to work with this organization. It’s an issue that not a lot of people want to talk about and there isn’t a lot of awareness. I have a friend that is just now scheduling the surgery. She knows that I’m involved with The White Dress project, and I’m going to sit down with her and give her as much support as I can. But, if any woman has questions (about fibroids or minimally invasive surgery) don’t be afraid to ask Dr. MacKoul.”

BOOK A CONSULT

Call 888-SURGERY or visit us online to schedule a consult with a fibroid specialist of CIGC. Out-of-town patients can benefit from innovative GYN procedures at CIGC through our travel program.

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The Leaders in Raising Awareness of the Fibroids Crisis

We are in a fibroids crisis, and they are being treated by many medical practitioners as though they are the equivalent to a headache. Watch and wait. “If they aren’t bothering you, you don’t need to do anything about them” is a common phrase uttered in exam rooms. It dismisses the fact that fibroids can, and very often grow to sizes that can disrupt plans for having a family.

Fibroids-Article-CompositeIt is not as well known that fibroids have been responsible for infertility, miscarriage, and forced emergency Cesarean deliveries. For many women with fibroids,  the journey towards motherhood can be challenging and often filled with heartache and loss.

The leaders in raising fibroid awareness are aiming to provide access to the most up-to-date information about treating these tumors. From legislation, to support forums, to fertility coaching, women with fibroids trying to get pregnant can now find experienced, state-of-the-art options that weren’t available when their mothers struggled. Learn more about these efforts in CIGC’s recent blog: Barrier To Motherhood: Raising Awareness Of The Fibroids Crisis


CIGC minimally invasive GYN surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve surgical results. Get to know us on InnovativeGYN.com and through online patient reviews: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews

 

Watch The Leaders in Endometriosis Support & Research

More than 5M women in the U.S. struggle with endometriosis, a complex GYN condition causing severe pain with every monthly cycle. It is an often misunderstood disease and it can affect personal relationships, work, self esteem, and fertility. Unless endometriosis is experienced first hand, it is hard to convey just how all consuming the symptoms are.Endo-Champion-bannerGeneral practitioners and OBGYNs may dismiss the severity of the symptoms and classify severe menstrual pain and heavy bleeding as normal. The number of medical professionals who are experienced at diagnosing and skilled at effectively removing endometriosis are limited. There is a great need for research, awareness and better medical training.

Top organizations in endometriosis support & research provide the most up-to-date information available and they have been drawing together to get more recognition for endometriosis within the medical industry. Keep an eye on the leaders: Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaEndometriosis Research Center, Nancy’s Nook on Facebook, EndoSupport, and The Endometriosis Network Canada. See the full round-up by The Center for Innovative GYN Care on our official blog: ENDOMETRIOSIS CHAMPIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE FIGHT.


CIGC minimally invasive GYN surgeons Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD perform endometriosis excision (endometriosis resection) using only two 5MM incisions with DualPortGYN. Endometriotic implants and lesions are thoroughly removed in an outpatient setting, allowing women to return to their lives faster, with less pain. To schedule your appointment, call 888-SURGERY or contact us online.

Public Education Campaign “Uncovered: The Truth About GYN Surgery”

uncovered-logo-vertical(cut2)Findings from a new survey commissioned by The Center for Innovative GYN Care revealed that over 50% of American women are unclear about GYN conditions and surgical procedures. Many women have trouble understanding what happens with their bodies. Over 1.6 million in the U.S. alone need GYN surgery annually, but very few know what’s at stake.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to 80% of women will have fibroids by age 50, and over 5 million women suffer from endometriosis. Understanding how these conditions affect overall health is essential for women so they are able to make decisions about treatment. The 2015 study served to clarify knowledge gaps women might have about common GYN conditions and treatment options that are available to them.

Read the press release to find out more about the findings of the survey and the newly launched public education campaign “Uncovered: The Truth About GYN Surgery”  Get the most up to date information about GYN conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and procedures like myomectomies and hysterectomies on GYNSurgeryInfo.org

EVENT: A Discussion on Fibroids with The White Dress Project, 9/17

image1-2-300x300The White Dress Project, an organization that promotes awareness of fibroids, is hosting their first event in the Washington, D.C. area on September 17: “The Power, Hope and Courage Behind the White Dress

An intimate discussion on fibroids will take place at La Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant and Bar at 722 7th St, N.W., Washington, D.C. 22314, from 4:00PM to 6:30PM.

OB/GYNs, GYN specialists and mental health practitioners will be part of a discussion on fibroid treatment and raising awareness about uterine fibroids. Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD will join in to address minimally invasive solutions for women suffering with symptoms of fibroids, and/or difficulty getting pregnant.

You can register for the event on EventBrite.

Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD Named Washingtonian 2015 Top Doctor

WWashingtonian Top Docs Cover 2015_Septashingtonian Top Doctors lists Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD once again as a leader in his field. The 2015 edition is out and one of the categories that it includes is Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. MacKoul has been chosen by his peers among the top 13 specialists listed here.

Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD and Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD of CIGC have developed innovative surgical techniques, that help women with all GYN conditions recover faster from surgery. CIGC physicians specialize in GYN surgery and focus on the treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cystspelvic adhesionsabnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. Women with complex GYN conditions can have minimally invasive surgery with only 2 small incisions at CIGC. DualPortGYN and LAAM procedures make it possible to treat all GYN conditions in an outpatient setting.

You can schedule your consult online or by calling 888-SURGERY. To see what other patients have to say about their experience with GYN surgery & recovery at CIGC, read their feedback on public review sites: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews.