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Experts in the Field

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Our surgeons have received additional COEMIG designation from the AAGL for their commitment to excellent patient experience, outcomes and post-operative care. Each surgeon has served as primary surgeon for at least 125 minimally invasive gynecologic surgery procedures, and adheres to the field's best practices and procedures.

Meet the COEMIG Designated Physicians.

Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

In July 2014, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) was designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. As advocates for the advancement of minimally invasive surgery worldwide, COEMIG provides an independent third party assessment to recognize centers that provide the highest quality of care for many of the procedures and conditions outlined above.

This designation recognizes the achievements of the physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team within Minimally Invasive Gynecology who work to maintain the highest standards of care, leading to better patient outcomes.

The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) was designated in 2014 by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.

Minimally invasive procedures offered through a COEMIG center must adhere to strict guidelines to receive this designation. While the surgeries and technology are very complex in scope, they routinely lead to better patient outcomes and shorter recovery times – and are often times offered as same-day procedures. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, UMMC's nationally-recognized experts rigorously review and analyze outcomes data to continuously raise the bar on quality metrics and patient safety.

Between 200 and 300 women undergo laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery here each year to diagnose or treat conditions ranging from ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids to cancer of the reproductive organs. Up to 70% of all gynecologic surgeries at UMMC are now done using a minimally invasive approach.

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