The Center for Innovative GYN Care

Annapolis Office

Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology · 3 Providers

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Office Providers

Dr. Paul Mackoul, MD

Dr. Paul Mackoul, MD

Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Faraj Touchan, MD

Dr. Faraj Touchan, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 233 provider reviews for The Center for Innovative GYN Care

Review of Dr. Mackoul

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I was diagnosed with adenomyosis, fibroids & uterine polyps. I suffered from severe pain, heavy bleeding & anemia. I had to rearrange my entire life around the disease & was very miserable. I searched the net for hysterectomy & found CIGC. I had my consultation with Dr. Paul MacKoul (Ma-Kool). I traveled to Secaucus, NJ to have the surgery at the Center for Modern Surgery. Surgery took less than 1 hour. 2 hours recovery. I had 2 small incisions, 1 in my belly button & 1 above the pubic area. Back to work in 2 weeks. Doing normal activities without pain. It was better than I had expected. I regret waiting a year. Ladies, if you are sure you don’t want to have any more children & are seriously considering a hysterectomy contact CIGC. Dr. MacKoul is an outstanding laparoscopic gyn surgeon utilizing state-of-the-art technique. I feel amazing & I’m living life again! God bless Dr. MacKoul & the CIGC staff. I’m so grateful for their help. I can’t thank them enough for giving me back my life!
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Review of Dr. Touchan

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Dr. Faraj Touchan assisted Dr. Paul MacKoul in my hysterectomy at the Center for Modern Surgery in Secaucus, NJ. (Center for Innovative GYN Care) CIGC doctors specialize in minimally invasive surgery for complex gyn conditions. Dr. Touchan was present at my surgery as a qualified, fellowship-trained laparoscopic surgeon to ensure the highest level of assistant surgical care. My surgery was less than an hour. I had minimal pain. Fast recovery. 2 weeks back to work. No problems afterward. Living life again! Thank you, Dr. MacKoul and Dr. Touchan!
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Review of Dr. Mackoul


Dr. Mackoul was terribly sub-par during my initial surgical consult for a myomectomy. Despite arriving before my appt. time, I was seen almost one hour after my appt. time & the visit with him was extremely brief. Rather than reading my actual file to get a synopsis of my medical history, he merely looked at my MRI report and started firing off at me about why I had waited so "long" to address my uterine fibroids. He then went on a rant about how OBGYNs have a "wait and see" approach with fibroids and instead should be doing transvaginal for every annual exam. Um...what?! My husband & I attempted to redirect the discussion to be more solutions-oriented, yet Mackoul kept circling back to his pointless rant. Needless to say, I refused to let this man operate on my uterus and I am completely happy with that decision. I opted for minimally invasive procedure with a skilled surgeon at JHU Hospital with whom I had a night/day experience compared to this dreadful one with Mackoul.
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Review of Dr. Mackoul

- in VA |

First of all, I want to thank Dr. Paul and his wonderful team for the outstanding care provided to me! You are truly a blessing to me and to so many other women. A little bit of my story. I have was diagnosed with having mayomas as back in 2013. During that time I became anemic, causing me to suffer with great iron deficiency. Every month I was burdened with incredibly heavy bleeding, low energy and also back pain from the pressure of the growths. I couldn't even tolerate a short walk. During the past 3 years I gained weight because of the growths. Holding my urine for more than 15 minutes became a difficult task. My enlarge uterus was constantly pushing on my bladder. When I went to my first doctor, I was advised to have an open Myomectomy. I cringed at the thought of having a long and ugly scar after that. So I told him that I needed a second opinion. One of my colleges recommended Dr. Paul. After surgery. I seriously experienced a miracle with a new uterus. Dr. Paul removed a tot
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Review of Dr. Mackoul

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The visit was smooth! Dr. Mackoul was phenomenal! Very patient, understanding and informative! He helped me when no one else could!
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Review of Dr. Danilyants


I'm glad I found the Center for Innovative GYN Care (CIGC) website. Dr. Natalya Danilyants is an amazing surgeon, so as Dr. Paul Mackoul. My surgeon was Dr. Danilyants. She makes me feel comfortable. She tells me an honest information based on the medical records she received. She is professional over the phone and at the bedside. She made sure from the time of the surgery to the post op that I was taken care of. The nurse was very helpful. Before going to her, I was seeing different specialists and surgeons for second opinions. They told me, I should wait and see; another surgeon told me the best way is to cut me open. I was scared hearing the word "open". If I waited for a few months fibroids will keep growing and the more it is difficult to removed. I asked myself, if I need to take it out, what should be the best option? I am glad I listened to my gut feeling. Very grateful of my supportive family, through their prayers the surgery went well and I had a fast recovery.
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Review of Dr. Mackoul


I am very pleased with my decision to go see Dr. Mackoul. I received treatment immediately, I needed a biopsy and that was scheduled on a Wednesday, the Port Hysterectomy was done the following Monday, was home in three hours, and back to work the next Friday. After having two open surgeries and two C Sections, I had tons of scare tissue, I really did not believe that I was a candidate for any laproscopic surgery and was doomed to open surgery to resolve my pain. Dr. MacKoul made me feel confident of his skills and I trusted him. and I am really happy I did. I know if I had my regular Gyno Dr. perform this surgery I would have had bladder issues and definitely had open surgery. No Bladder issues by the way.
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Review of Dr. Danilyants

- in Owendale , MI |

Dr. Danilyants is the best GYN Surgeon! She is so compassionate as well as her entire staff. I traveled from Michigan to have the DualPortGYN because of the knowledge of the surgeon’s at The Center for Innovative Gyn care. I knew it was the safest and the recovery time is quicker than any other procedure. I suffered too long with fibroids and dysfunctional uterine bleeding and Dr. Danilyants was the only doctor that would help me solve my situation for good. I absolutely highly recommend her!
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Review of Dr. Mackoul

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I recently had a hysterectomy performed by Dr. MacKoul, and I highly recommend Dr. MacKoul and the Center (Center Innovative GYN Care) to any woman. From the first consultation, through to the surgical procedure, follow up, and finally, my post-op appointment, I was totally satisfied with the service I received. Dr. MacKoul was very kind and patient to address my health concerns. He also understood the gravity of a woman making the decision to have such a surgery performed. He was very patien
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Review of Dr. Touchan

- in Bloomfield |

I was with Dr. DeGrande for many years. I was set up w Dr. Touchan after Dr D's retirement. I have a history of PCOS and have an IUD. After meeting with Dr T for the first time, he didn't seem to care about my medical history; only seemed to want to push a different brand of IUD. He ordered an ultrasound & mentioned there are a few cysts I should "monitor". 2 days later I ended up in hospital with a ruptured cyst on my ovary. The followup appt w/him was not helpful. He pushed the new IUD only
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Learn About The Center for Innovative GYN Care

61 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Amniocentesis
  • Birth Control
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Lesion Of Cervix (Incl. Leep)
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision Of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hiv Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus Dna Testing
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Myomectomy - Open And-Or Laparoscopic
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Prolapse Repair
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Resection Of Pelvic Adhesion
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urethral Sling
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (Vbac)
  • Vaginal Delivery And Vbac
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair


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