CIGC hysterectomy patient Cassandra traveled from Wisconsin for her minimally invasive procedure, as she could not find the right approach closer to home. She struggled with heavy bleeding for years and had to finally ask for an ultrasound herself to get a diagnosis. The ultrasound showed a 9cm fibroid at the top of her uterus.
The doctors she had been seeing recommended either an open surgery or a procedure with 5-6 incisions to remove her fibroid, or robotic hysterectomy. None of these options were what Cassandra was looking for, so she kept searching and found The Center for Innovative GYN Care.
“Dr. Paul MacKoul told me what would happen in the future, expectations after each procedure. No other doctor had talked to me about that. He let me make the decision about whether or not to have a minimally invasive myomectomy with LAAM or a minimally invasive hysterectomy with DualPortGYN, and what it would look like under both scenarios. He recommended a hysterectomy, but he was willing to take the fibroid out. It put everything into a different perspective. In the end, I chose to have a hysterectomy.” Cassandra said.
“My surgery was Tuesday, and I wanted to make sure there weren’t any complications so I stayed an extra day. Natalya Danilyants MD performed the surgery. I did a follow up with my OB/GYN in Wisconsin, he was in awe and said she was an amazing surgeon using only two incisions.”
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If you would like to book a consultation and discuss your options for minimally invasive fibroid removal, call 888-SURGERY or contact us online. You can learn more about DualPortGYN and LAAM procedures on InnovativeGYN.com and through online patient reviews: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews| Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews.