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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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|Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria LA 71301
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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)
| ||David Charles MCALPINE MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Mcalpine's for 11 years. He delivered 2 of children. He recently did a hysterectomy for me. He always listens and is concerned. He is also concerned about my family's well...(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)
| ||Eric Johathan SCHULTIS MD.|
Suggestion by kelly :
"After going through several ob/gyn's i finally listened to my in-laws and tried their doctor. Dr. Eric Schultis. He is a kind caring compassionate doctor who treats EVERY patient with the utmost r...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Jacob SCHORR MD.|
Suggestion by Nicole :
"This is an amazing through and gentle doctor with compassion and bedside manner. He takes time with his patients to help them understand procedures and situations and does not rush to push them out t...(Read More)
| ||Blake Christopher LANDRY MD.|
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"Dr. Landry is an extremely kind and reassuring gynecologist. It's not everyone who discovers that she has cancer after her very first visit to a gynecologist. I was terrified and Dr. Landry was very...(Read More)
| ||Rafael Bernard ARMSTRONG MD.|
Suggestion by Tiffany Emory :
"I have used Dr. Armstrong for 19 years. I moved to Tx 2 years ago and still make trips "home" to see him for my yearly check-up. He delivered both my children and performed my hysterectomy. I trust...(Read More)
| ||Amy TRUITT MD.|
Suggestion by Laura Sage Ph.D. :
"Amy Truitt is a concerned and thorough physician who diagnosed me with a condition based on symptoms that were dismissed by my previous gynecologists as unimportant. She answered all my questions pu...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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