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Dr. Paul J. Mackoul, MD
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Advanced minimally invasive GYN surgeon
Advanced minimally invasive GYN surgeon

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CIGC surgeons developed the LAAM technique for myomectomy and the DualPortGYN approach for hysterectomy as definitive fibroid removal, to improve surgical outcomes. The use of the smallest incisions possible, including ultra-minilaparotomy, provides remarkable surgical results. Learn about the benefits of advanced fibroid removal at CIGC.

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Adenomyosis can be difficult to detect. It’s a complex GYN condition and symptoms are often debilitating. Pain can be severe and menstrual bleeding is heavy for some women. It is however one of the conditions that can be difficult to diagnose as it is not well understood by many physicians. Learn about the symptoms & minimally invasive treatment.

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Before coming to CIGC, Brittany from Herndon, VA had been trying to get pregnant for 4 years. When she was a teenager, she was diagnosed with a dermoid ovarian cyst, which turned out had doubled in size. Brittany came to CIGC for minimally invasive cyst removal and it was discovered during surgery that she also had endometriosis and bowel adhesions. Read her story.

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Surveys done by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology find that the regular OB/GYN spends almost 75% of their time caring for pregnant patients and addressing routine office GYN concerns and only 25% is spent doing surgery. A GYN surgeon focuses 100% on surgery and performs an increased volume of procedures, which maintains and develops surgical skills and expertise, perfecting the techniques and outcome of surgery. Learn more about the specialist advantage.

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Read Marlivia's inspiring story.

"I bounced back pretty quickly [after LAAM myomectomy]. I was up in half the time, about a week. I was ready to go. I could drive, walk my dog. I couldn’t get back to my normal exercises yet, but it hadn’t impeded my flow of life at all. Deep down inside, I never thought I would get pregnant. You have these doubts in the back of your mind, that he’s just being encouraging. But sure enough, now, I’m pregnant!"

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According to GYNSurgeryInfo.org 6 in 10 women of childbearing age either don't know or don't believe that fibroids are a cause of infertility. The truth is fibroids can cause reproductive problems like infertility that can be corrected through surgery. Get the facts about your GYN health!

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Quick Fact: The average number of hysterectomies performed per year by the average OB/GYN is 27 vs 400 by CIGC surgeons. Learn more about the specialist advantage.

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When it comes to fibroid removal surgery, thorough and safe treatment is possible with minimally invasive approach. There are two types of procedures for surgical treatment of fibroids: myomectomy (removal of fibroids only) and hysterectomy (removal of uterus and fibroids). Here is a quick overview of what each option entails.

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Fertility treatments can be a huge investment for couples struggling to conceive. Many times women discover they have a treatable GYN condition like fibroids or endometriosis, getting in the way. It’s important to address these conditions early in order to preserve fertility and improve the ability to conceive and carry a child to term. Many CIGC patients dealing with infertility have found minimally invasive GYN surgery to clear the path to motherhood.

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During a recent webinar on DualPortGYN hysterectomy we received great questions from women in the Washington DC metro area, who are considering the procedure and want to find out more. These are questions we also regularly hear in the office and are happy to share with other women who are looking for additional information about the approach.
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