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Dr. Paul J. Mackoul

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Thank you Dr. MacKoul for the excellent care you gave me during the most physically and emotionally difficult time of my life. No one expects a diagnosis of cancer but when it came, he was sensitive and patient to explain exactly how he would perform the total hysterectomy, even to the point of hand drawing diagrams for me. The surgery was totally not what I’d expected. I was out of bed moments after waking and on my way home soon after. Just an ibuprofen for discomfort, three tiny incisions and I felt great after a couple of days and ready to go in a week. Amazing! I am a self pay patient. His office was so generous and kind to work with me concerning the financing as well. I was very blessed to be directed to Dr. MacKoul and the Center for Innovative GYN Care.

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flag | Submitted January 11, 2018

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I traveled to have my surgery at CIGC with Dr. MacKoul after researching my condition- Fibroids with a very enlarged uterus- and being disappointed with the choices available to me in New York. All I kept being told was that I wouldn’t be able to have a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery because my uterus and fibroids were too large. I was told I’d have a fully open surgery (15” incision “) with a minimum of 6-8 weeks of recovery which also meant being unable to get back to work for a while. This was even more frustrating to me once I happened upon The Center for Innovative GYN Care during my research and realized that I could quite realistically expect a better procedure and far better outcome. I read the reviews for Dr. MacKoul and watched the testimonials of other patients, which gave me hope. I called Dr. MacKoul’s Office and spoke with Mimi who was so wonderful (they all are) as she explained the process. I sent in my Ultrasound and MRI reports as per her instructions; if I were a candidate for this procedure I would receive a phone consultation with the Dr. Soon after submitting my reports, I got an appt. for a consultation. I was so glad! Dr. MacKoul called me and his first words to me after introducing himself were- “What do you want to do?” Not- “Ohhh well are you done having kids? Ok,good then let’s get that uterus and everything else out.” Like other Dr.’s said flatly. Dr. MacKoul actually asked me what I wanted to do and LISTENED. My choice was to have a hysterectomy. I’m 47 have 3 great children and really just wanted my health and energy back. My surgery was challenging in that my uterus was super enlarged; it was up to my sternum basically which is scary. It & the fibroids etc. weighed 5lbs! Dr. MacKoul was able to perform my surgery laparoscopically with tiny incisions that are barely noticeable. It’s been 8 weeks as of today, my energy is back, my weight went down by 20lbs. I’m not wearing maternity looking clothes or being asked “When are you due?” by strangers. I’m walking more on par with my old routine of 3 miles a day. Dr. MacKoul is downright amazing in his knowledge and skill as a surgeon I could not have asked for a better Dr. who actually listens and understands what matters to women, not just feeling and looking better but being able to get back to feeling healthy and frankly normal again. This surgery has been a life saver and game changer for me and I am so very thankful for Dr. Paul MacKoul. aka- #DrMacCOOL :)

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flag | Submitted December 21, 2017

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I live in Los Angeles and sought opinions from what you're led to believe are the best simply because you're in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. I was told I had up to 11 fibroids and would later find out endometriosis and adenomyosis. Because my uterus was so large, each doctor in town told me it was a difficult case and I had no option except a full open abdominal surgery. But I was not willing to settle for that and the 8 to 10 weeks of recovery I was told would come with it. I did my research and found CIGC and Dr. Mackoul. Dr. Mackoul reviewed my records and was very calm and confident that he could still do a minimally invasive hysterectomy using only 2 or 3 tiny incisions. He said he'd have me back at work in 7 to 10 days. He was very clear on what the problems were and how he could solve them. He answered all of my questions along the way. His focus is truly on getting a patient back to their regular life and he does it with great care. Without the emphasis on time, money or what your insurance will cover. After two appointments, I was so confident in Dr. Mackoul that I made the decision to fly across the country and pay out of pocket to have him do my surgery. My hysterectomy went well and I needed nothing more than Motrin for the first week. I felt well enough to go to the theater to see Hamilton on day 7 (YES!) and went back to work on day 8. My friends and family are shocked at how aside from being tired, l barely seem like I've had surgery at all. 5 weeks post op, all I have is some lingering exhaustion at the end of a busy day and 3 TINY incisions that are barely even there. Don't settle ladies. Goto the best. Choosing Dr. Mackoul to help me get my life back was the best decision I've ever made.

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flag | Submitted December 2, 2017

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The most wonderful and compassionate doctor I've ever met. Truly a remarkable surgeon.

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flag | Submitted November 3, 2017

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I had my surgery total hysterectomy September 21 2017 they were the best the ladies in the office were like family and Dr mackoul was the best would recommend anyone to go and see him

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flag | Submitted November 2, 2017

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Very professional staff throughout. Dr. Mackoul was outstanding! Very happy.

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Submitted October 27, 2017

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I had a smooth procedure and a speedy recovery. My symptoms have decreased so I can tell the surgery was successful.

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Submitted September 28, 2017

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He is wonderful .He is very Good and knows what he is doing.best doctor in the dmv area

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Submitted May 16, 2017

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Dr. MacKoul is an amazing surgeon! I was scheduled for a "traditional" hysterectomy with 4-6 week recovery. After doing some research, I found Dr. MacKoul...and canceled my initial surgery. My procedure at the Innovations Surgery Center in Rockville, MD, was almost pain-free (only ibuprofen for 2 days). I have a tiny scar I can barely see. I was back at work in 8 days. I still cannot believe that I had a major surgery. I feel great 3 weeks later; I am back to normal. Five stars are not enough! Thank you, Dr. MacKoul!!

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flag | Submitted December 14, 2016

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I was originally diagnosed with a HUGE ovarian cyst from my Gynecologist. (Cyst was 12" x 8" x 5" appx) My GYN told me I needed surgery & would be cut vertically appx 10" down my stomach, be in hospital 3-5 days & would take me about 6-8 weeks to recover.That night I did some research & found this amazing facility and Dr. I scheduled my appt with Dr MacKoul and was told yes, they could do my surgery & 5 days after was scheduled for surgery. Surgery was fast and easy! Day after I feel AMAZING! Dr MacKoul is an amazing Doctor-he is an angel in my opinion

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flag | Submitted December 9, 2016

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Accepting New Patients

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Biography

Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD is lead surgeon and director of The Center for Innovative GYN Care, board certified in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He is also Director of Gynecologic Laparoscopy at Holy Cross Hospital, former Director of GYN Oncology at George Washington University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center as well as former faculty at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Paul MacKoul MD completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina, and his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Maryland. He graduated from Medical School at Tufts University after completing a Master’s degree at Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Paul MacKoul is a specialist in the treatment of gynecological cancers as well as benign conditions such as fibroids, ovarian masses and endometriosis. Dr. MacKoul and Dr. Danilyants at CIGC developed innovative surgical techniques such as LAAM for minimally invasive myomectomy and DualPortGYN for minimally invasive hysterectomy and resection of endometriosis. Women recover in less than 2 weeks after LAAM surgery and in 1 week after DualPortGYN procedures, with less complications and pain. As a leader in the field of laparoscopy, Dr. MacKoul has presented at major national meetings and has been published in world-renowned medical journals. He is frequently sought as a medical expert on techniques for minimally invasive removal of non-cancerous, pre-cancerous, and cancerous tumors. He was named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Designated Surgeon in 2012. He has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as Northern Virginia Magazine. Women travel from across the country and around the world for CIGC’s exclusive GYN procedures. You can learn about our travel program on our website at innovativegyn.com. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, call 888-SURGERY or contact CIGC online.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of North Carolina (Grad. 1995)
  • University of Maryland (Grad. 1993)
  • Tufts University (Grad. 1989)

Other Specialties


Areas of Expertise

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Chronic pelvic pain in women
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Female infertility
  • Adenomyosis
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Urinary incontinence

Awards & Recognitions

  • Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Designated Surgeon
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Top Doctor Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Top Doctor Washingtonian Magazine
  • Top 10 Doctor - State

Publications & Research

  • Validation Of LAAM: A Hybrid Technique For Minimally Invasive Myomectomy, SGS
  • Exploring the Patient Decision-Making Process in Choosing Open Hysterectomy, ACOG

Insurance accepted by this Doctor

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