Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Norton Suburban Hospital, future home of Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital, has been designated an AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology™ (COEMIG).
The COEMIG program allows patients to receive care from distinguished providers who have met the requirements for performing high-quality surgical procedures. Earning the COEMIG designation shows that surgeons and the hospital have partnered and demonstrate a cross-organizational commitment to minimally invasive gynecological surgical care.
The COEMIG program is focused on improving the safety and quality of gynecologic patient care worldwide and lowering the overall costs associated with successful treatment. The program is designed to expand patient awareness of and access to minimally invasive gynecologic procedures performed by surgeons and facilities that have demonstrated excellence in these advanced techniques.
Minimally invasive gynecologic procedures include laparoscopic myomectomy and uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids, sacrospinous fixation for advanced uterine prolapse and laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Endometriosis, uterine fibroids and adenomyosis are conditions that are treated through the hospital’s pelvic health program. Chronic pelvic dysfunction affects as many as one of every four women, and many women do not realize their condition is treatable.