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Hoag Advantage: Center of Excellence

Hoag has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG™) by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Surgical Review Corporation. The AAGL is an international authority with over four decades of experience improving the lives of women everywhere. Hoag joins only a handful of hospitals across the country to receive the prestigious designation.

Hoag is the only integrated multi-specialty minimally-invasive team of its kind in California. Hoag's specialized gynecologic team is helping you heal like never before. And with our state-of-the-art da Vinci robots "on staff," you will be back to healthy much faster. When it comes to Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, Hoag is committed to providing superior patient care.

The COEMIG designation recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help minimally invasive gynecologic surgery providers continuously improve care and quality for patient safety.

The goal of the COEMIG program is to help accelerate the adoption of minimally invasive gynecology and ensure that women are aware of their surgical treatment options and the benefits of less invasive approaches.

This Excellence program recognizes that integrated efforts and resources of both the surgeon and hospital are what provide lasting health benefits for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients.

To earn the COEMIG designation, surgeons and hospitals must partner together and demonstrate a cross-organizational commitment to minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care. Hoag provided information on all aspects of its minimally invasive gynecology program and processes, including data on its surgical outcomes. The application, site inspection and evaluation process is rigorous to ensure that the safest, highest quality of care is delivered to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients. For more information on the AAGL, visit

Hoag Hospital and the following surgeons have earned the COEMIG designation:

The COEMIG designation underscores Hoag’s superior GYN Robotic-assisted and Minimally Invasive Gynecology programs that include:

  • Different gynecologic specialists that work together to solve problems
  • The most advanced skill set of surgeons in Orange County
  • The most advanced da Vinci robot was recently added to the three existing robots in Newport Beach, CA. Hoag Hospital Irvine has one robot as well.

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