Anyone undergoing a gynecologic procedure obviously wants treatment from a top-notch doctor along with high-quality care, good patient safety, and a reasonable cost. The challenge is knowing how to find this physician. One good way is to look for the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (aka COEMIG) designation.
Here at Healthcare for Women in Oak Park and North Riverside, Illinois, Dr. Lyndon Taylor offers 30-plus years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology. As a board-certified physician and COEMIG surgeon, he provides a wide variety of services ranging from routine well-woman care, like Pap smears and birth control, to treatment for endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and infertility. Dr. Taylor and our team provide personalized care in a supportive environment for the best possible experience.
Awarded by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, a COEMIG designation means the surgeon, practice, or hospital offers exceptional minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care. It also indicates they are constantly working to improve health care quality and the outcome and satisfaction of their patients.
The COEMIG designation offers a number of benefits. First and foremost, it helps individuals identify a doctor whose skills and practice have been thoroughly vetted and approved by an independent board as being highly accomplished and achieving positive patient results.
With the program's emphasis on minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, using a COEMIG surgeon also ensures state-of-the-art protocols. Many older types of surgeries involve more open incisions which can lead to a variety of problems. With minimally invasive treatments, however, patients experience less blood loss, decreased trauma, and a reduced operating time. Healing is also quicker with less postoperative pain and decreased risk of infection. Even the potential for scarring is reduced.
A COEMIG designation also offers certain additional assurances about the doctor and practice. Many requirements must be met which ensures multidisciplinary quality. For example, the surgeon's experience and number of surgeries conducted is vetted along with the equipment and instruments used by the practice.
Bigger-picture items are explored as well, ranging from the overall commitment to excellence to the existence of a designated medical director, skilled program coordinator, and other medical and nursing staff. Education for patients both before and after surgery is evaluated as is the practice's long-term patient follow-up procedures.
Finally, COEMIG surgeons and practices have access to a central database that tracks outcomes of various procedures. These data-driven results can help doctors make the most informed health care decisions for their patients.
If you need gynecologic care and are looking for a thoroughly vetted surgeon with state-of-the-art skills and access to the most up-to-date results, call our office or click the button to book an appointment with Dr. Taylor today.