Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecology

  • An International Leader in Gynecologic Care

    COEMIGCenter of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

    Avista is one of only three hospitals in Colorado to earn the prestigious Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) seal from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and Surgical Review Corporation. 

    We are proud to have earned this designation. In addition to placing Avista Adventist Hospital at the forefront of minimally invasive gynecologic care, it signifies our commitment to provide the best and safest care to our patients, each and every day. When a woman sees the COEMIG seal, they will know they are receiving the highest quality gynecologic care from world-class experts.

    Conditions We Treat

    Whether a woman has severe cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful intercourse or they are afraid to exercise for fear of bladder leakage; gynecologic conditions afflict women of all ages and limit their quality of life. Avista offers minimally invasive procedures for the following:

    • Abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Endometriosis
    • Hysterectomy
    • Infertility – including uterine septum and non-patent fallopian tubes
    • Uterine fibroids and polyps
    • Uterine and ovarian cysts

    Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

    Minimally invasive procedures routinely lead to better patient outcomes, reduced blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery. The COEMIG program is proven to improve the outcomes and quality of gynecologic patient care.

    Meet Our COEMIG Surgeons

    COEMIG Team

  • Christine Abair MDObstetrics and Gynecology
    Boulder Medical Center

    Phone: 303-665-1045
    80 Health Park Drive, Suite 100
    Louisville, CO 80027

    Residency
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Medical School

    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

    Undergraduate
    University of Boulder

    Board Certification

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Why It’s Important to Choose a COEMIG Surgeon
    "I believe that being at the cutting edge of medicine and minimally invasive surgery is important to my patients because it allows them to have the best surgical outcomes.  Patients are able to return to their usual activities of exercise and work faster and with less pain than with more invasive approaches. Minimally invasive surgery allows patients to spend more time doing the things they love doing and less time in the hospital. Being an accredited minimally invasive surgery hospital shows that not only are the doctors here up to date on the latest and greatest skill sets and techniques but also that they have proven themselves capable of providing the best possible surgical care. I am honored to be able to provide that to my patients and nothing makes me happier than to know how I have positively improved the lives of my patients."

    Long Huynh, MDObstetrics and Gynecology
    Avista Women’s Care
    Phone: 303-439-8910
    90 Health Park Drive, Suite 290
    Louisville, CO 80027

    Residency
    University of Arizona

    Medical School
    Medical College of Virginia

    Undergraduate
    University of Virginia

    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Why It’s Important to Choose a COEMIG Surgeon
    “Avista Adventist Hospital's designation as a center of excellence for minimally invasive gynecological surgery (COEMIG) is a fantastic achievement. I am proud to be a part of an institution that is progressive in its care for women. It's an advantage for our patients to operate via hysteroscope and laparoscope -- less pain, quicker recovery, and less time in the hospital.”

    Loralie Moeller MDObstetrics and Gynecology
    Avista Women’s Care
    Phone: 303-439-8910
    90 Health Park Drive, Suite 290
    Louisville, CO 80027

    Residency
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Medical School
    George Washington School of Medicine

    Undergraduate
    University of California, San Diego

    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Why It’s Important to Choose a COEMIG Surgeon
    "I have been doing gynecologic surgery for 24 years and have seen the advancement and transition into laparoscopic surgery. I have always been interested in staying current on the new technology and have continued to take hands-on courses to advance my surgical skills. The development of minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery has opened up more options for women and allowed for faster recovery with less pain. I have been amazed at how well my patients do the next day following surgery. The majority of my patients are on a low dose pain medication and some are just using Motrin or Tylenol. Some of these patients would have had abdominal surgery in the past but now only have three tiny incisions. It is so satisfying to see how great patients feel and how quickly they get back to their normal activities."

    Alison Schultz, DOObstetrics and Gynecology
    Boulder Medical Center

    Phone: 303-665-1045
    80 Health Park Drive, Suite 100
    Louisville, CO 80027

    Residency
    Case Western Reserve and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Medical School
    Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Undergraduate
    Rockhurst University

    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Why It’s Important to Choose a COEMIG Surgeon

    “I take the time listen to my patients, ask and answer questions, and explain possible diagnoses and treatment options. I strive to equip my patients with an understanding of their condition, so they can become an active participant in their own health care. I have a special interest in helping women with abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and benign ovarian masses. I favor taking a minimally invasive approach with my patients because I believe it leads to a faster recovery, decreased hospital stay, less post-operative pain/pain medication requirements, preferable cosmetic outcomes, and greater patient satisfaction.”

    Karin Spears MDObstetrics and Gynecology
    Avista Women’s Care

    Phone: 303-439-8910
    90 Health Park Drive, Suite 290
    Louisville, CO 80027

    Residency
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Medical School
    Baylor University

    Undergraduate
    University of California, Irvine

    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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