Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. The AAGL promotes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide. The designation follows an intensive on-site survey of multiple inpatient departments conducted earlier this year.
The COEMIG program sets standards for safety and quality of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries. 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.
“This designation affirms our history of excellent gynecologic surgical outcomes,” said Mark Wiseman, MD FACOG, medical director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology of Kaweah Delta Health Care District. “Joining the other Center of Excellence gynecologic surgeons and hospitals worldwide will allow us to always provide the women we care for with the best surgical options available right here in the Central Valley.”
The COEMIG program was implemented to help expand awareness of and access to minimally invasive gynecological procedures for women, which are now available to treat the majority of pelvic health disorders. Minimally invasive procedures can preserve reproductive organs, minimize pain and scarring, and accelerate a return to daily living for millions of women diagnosed with common gynecological problems such as fibroids, endometriosis, stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Some two-thirds of women experience a pelvic health problem over the course of their lifetime, usually during their childbearing years. In the past, many conditions were treated by hysterectomy.