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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Alexandria, LA - Find More Doctors
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Anchorage AK 99508
|Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
Miamisburg OH 45342
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
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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)
| ||Greg HERMAN MD.|
Baton Rouge, LA
Suggestion by Brenda :
"Dr.Heroman is a very kind and patient man. I feel like I could go to him at anytime and talk openly to him. He has a awesome bedside which is very important when you are sick....(Read More)
| ||Karim A TOURSARKISSIAN MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra C :
"This doctor's information needs to be updated. This is the right doctor (there can't be two with this name in the same specialty!). He is currently with Beaver Medical Group which is based in Redland...(Read More)
| ||John Whithurst GALLASPY MD.|
Suggestion by Elizabeth S :
"I was at my wits end having experienced 9 months of pain (and going) related to my enlarged uterus and right ovary due to recurrent ovarian cysts. I had abnormal periods heavy bleeding and did I m...(Read More)
| ||Jason COLLINS MD.|
Suggestion by Bobbi Jo :
"I was lucky to have found this doctor when I did. He is the best OB/GYN doctor that I have been treated by since needing an OB/GYN (over 25 years). All of his patients love him. Doctor Collins ha...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Steven LARISEY MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia R :
"I have been seeing Dr. Larisey since 1998 and have never been disappointed. He delivered 3 of my children and performed surgery on my more than once. He and his staff are very caring and give lots...(Read More)
| ||Leonard Gregory BLANTON MD.|
Bossier City, LA
Suggestion by Suzanne :
"Dr Blanton is one of the nicest physicians I have ever had. He is so nice and his bedside manner is top notch. He is polite and caring he has a great sense of humor and he always seems relaxed duri...(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)
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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