Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido was recently awarded the distinction of being named a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology™ (COEMIG™). Earning the COEMIG™ designation signifies that the facility and surgeons are among the best in the specialty.

As Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology™, we have gone above and beyond in establishing care that improves safety, efficiency and best clinical practices. In addition, there are certain protocols or pathways for procedures, along with a standardization of care and quality, that every patient receives. This standardization of care includes the patient’s entire experience, from their doctor’s office visit to their procedure to their discharge and then their post-op visit.

A COEMIG™ designation also distinguishes minimally invasive gynecology programs from other medical specialties. Participation in the COEMIG™ program ensures that the medical center administration and staff understand the benefits of minimally invasive gynecology versus traditional open surgical methods.

To become a COEMIG™, a certain number of minimally invasive procedures must have been performed at the facility. In the last 12 months, at least 50 hysteroscopies and 75 laparoscopies must have been performed. In the past two years, doctors must have done at least 25 hysteroscopies and  50 laparoscopic procedures.

In addition, the facility must have all the necessary equipment that supports these procedures, plus develop a standardization of nursing education for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.