Gwen T, fibroids patient at The Center for Innovative GYN Care, had minimally invasive fibroid surgery 4 years ago and feels great speaking about it now. She says she can’t even see where her incisions were and you would never know she had fibroid surgery. Gwen was happy to share her experience with us and talk about how she’s been feeling since.
Back in 2011, Gwen had a fibroid the size of an orange, causing her pelvic pain that she had struggled with for years.
“Every month I would suffer with pain around my menstrual cycle, but it wasn’t in my pelvis. I was getting pain in my hip and my back. There were times I couldn’t get out of bed. At the time I didn’t know what it was, but it was affecting my lifestyle, crippling me.”
Dr. Paul MacKoul performed laparoscopic hysterectomy using DualPortGYN, an innovative surgical technique that uses only two 5mm cosmetically placed incisions. The scars are practically invisible after healing.
“I have no scars. Some women are scared about big scars, but patients considering surgery need to know that I had no drainage, and went home with 2 small bandages. I was back to work in four days. I work as an office manager in a doctor’s office, and it’s light duty, and low stress, so I had no problem returning to work earlier than planned. I’m looking forward to wearing a bikini some day!”
Many women find they have the drive to pursue new activities after recovering from GYN surgery. Following her DualPortGYN hysterectomy, Gwen found the energy to further her education.
“Since my surgery, I was able to get my Masters of Arts Degree and am a licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, with 4 board certifications. I’m pursuing a Ph.D in 2016.”
After minimally invasive GYN surgery at CIGC, many of our patients engage in new activities, travel to places they have always wanted to visit and take more time to spend with their families and loved ones.
If you are dealing with abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, contact us to schedule an appointment and go over your options. CIGC minimally invasive GYN surgeons Paul MacKoul MD and Natalya Danilyants MD have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients. To see feedback from other CIGC patients, read online patient reviews: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews.