Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
is now a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has been designated as the AAGL Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology ™ (COEMIG™) and Montgomery N. Johns, MD, FACOG with the Center for Advanced Women’s Medicine, has also earned the COEMIG™ designation and serves as the Medical Director of the program. Spotsylvania Regional is one of 72 centers worldwide to claim this designation.
With minimally invasive surgery, patients may be able to go home the same day they have surgery, or the next day, depending on their individual circumstances. Most can go back to work within one to two weeks. Traditional gynecologic surgery required a large incision in the abdomen. The recovery time could require a hospital stay of three to five days and full recovery could take up to eight weeks. Many of these procedures also left behind large scars.
With minimally invasive surgery patients have reported:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss and need for transfusion
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
- Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases
“Earning the center of excellence designation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients,” said Dr. Johns. “The COEMIG™ program fosters quality improvement in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence improves the health and well-being of our patients.”
Contact Consult-A-Nurse® at 888-685-1610 for a physician referral or 24/7 nurse consultations.
l to r: Dr. Hilliard, Dr. Anupol, Dr. Johns, Medical Director for the Center of Excellence for Gynecological Surgery, Dr. Wicker, and Dr. McCarter.