The George Washington University Hospital is Recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)

Washington, DC (October 16) – The George Washington University Hospital has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)TM by AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), an internationally recognized authority in minimally invasive gynecology.

“Being a Center of Excellence recognizes the importance of our experience and the quality of care that we provide,” said Gary Little, MD, Medical Director at GW Hospital. “Our minimally invasive surgical team is dedicated to providing women with the best possible outcomes and surgical experiences.”

Robinson, Moawad, MarforiCOEMIG designation requires an extensive review of a hospital’s surgical facilities, operations and procedures as well as its staff’s education, training and continuous quality improvement efforts. Physicians who earn COEMIG designation must meet stringent criteria based on their individual expertise and experience.

GW Hospital faculty members named as COEMIG designees are: James Robinson, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery; Gaby Moawad, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology; and Cheri Marfori, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"This designation gives validation to the gynecologic physicians on the medical staff here at GW Hospital,” said Dr. Robinson. “We want GW Hospital to be the first choice for women. When women choose to come to GW Hospital for surgical procedures, they know they are in the very best hands, receiving the highest level of care.”

GW Hospital offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, including: Abdominal; Bladder, Kidney, Prostate (Urology); Brain and Spine (Neurosurgery); Cancer; Chest and Lung (Thoracic); Colon and Rectal; Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy; Heart and Vascular; Joints and Bones (Orthopaedics); OB/GYN; and Robotic Surgery (using the da Vinci Robot).

The COEMIG program was initiated in 2010 to recognize surgeons. In 2011, the program grew to recognize surgeons, surgery centers, and hospitals worldwide that excel in minimally invasive gynecological surgeries and procedures.