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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
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
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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)
| ||David Garland BRYAN MD.|
Suggestion by Kristy B :
"Dr. Bryan has been my doctor for 2 years. He takes his time with you and does not rush out after a few minutes. He listens and explains things even as far as pulling books out and showing you picture...(Read More)
| ||Natchez Joseph MORICE MD.|
Morgan City, LA
Suggestion by Ashley :
"Dr. Morice is WONDERFULL!! We had been seen by several doctors for infertility and he got us PREGNANT!! Afterwards we drove back and forth to his office in Morgan City and our pregnancy was complicate...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Vırgınıa ALFRED MD.|
Suggestion by CARLA :
"Dr. Alfred has been my doctor for the past four years. She delivered my son and also did my TAB this past August. She is a very good listner and offers you all sorts of options. She has the best bed s...(Read More)
| ||Nathan GOODYEAR MD.|
Suggestion by Nikki S :
"Dr. Goodyear takes a holistic approach to pelvic health. After visiting him for chronic pelvic pain he suggested hormone testing (both saliva and blood) U/S and CT Scan. After an acute episode of...(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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