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Hysterectomy Resources for Alexandria, LA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Alexandria, LA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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Doctors in or near Alexandria, LA - Find More Doctors
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
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Hospitals in or near Alexandria, LA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria LA 71301
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Allen LEBLANC MD.|
Suggestion by shawn :
"I had to find a new gynecologist after relocating to this area following Hurricane Katrina. Dr. LeBlanc was my second choice and now I'm so glad I didn't care for the first one. I have no trouble ge...(Read More)
| ||Henry Lawrence ROSENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Jill :
"I was a patient at Women's Medical Center for almost four years and through 3 pregnancies which were all complicated by gestational diabetes. I really appreciated how everything was there in one bui...(Read More)
| ||Eugene Murphy FONTENOT MD.|
Lake Charles, LA
Suggestion by Karen Hillman :
"I started going to Dr Fontenot when my gyn retired and almost immediatly had to have a hysterectomy. This was in November of 2005. I haven't had any problems since my surgery. He is a very thorough...(Read More)
| ||Channing Kyle SANDERS MD.|
Suggestion by Joy B :
"I suggest Dr Sanders because he is very honest and didn't beat around the bush doing lots of tests that he knew wouldn't help! He is very friendly and trustworthy. I have been a patient of Dr Sa...(Read More)
| ||Peter H HERTZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Mischa :
"Cosmetic surgeon in New Orleans that specializes in vaginal rejuvenation surgery abdominoplasty liposuction botox & laser hair removal...(Read More)
| ||Katherine WILLIAM MD.|
Suggestion by Donna :
"She is the most wonderful doctor that I have ever had. She gentle sweet kind you name that is what she is. I had the davinci hysterectomy which I had very little if no pain what so ever. She let her...(Read More)
| ||Christopher Adams GAYLE MD.|
Suggestion by Gracie B :
"Dr. Gayle delivered my first child. I came to him scared and cautious of doctors due to bad experiences with them on Military bases. He sat me down in his office and reassured me. He made sure I k...(Read More)
| ||Donald Roger BLUE MD.|
New Iberia, LA
Suggestion by Catherine Ryan :
"Dr. Donald Blue has been my obgyn for 14 years. During this time he has been a god send to me. He delivered my only child by C-Section. Within the last year I started having medical problems. I was d...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
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