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Hysterectomy Resources for Covington, LA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Covington, 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 Covington, LA - Find More Doctors
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Covington, LA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington LA 70433
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
| ||Scott Patrick STRIPLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Cindy C. :
"I have been going to Dr. Striplin since I was 16/17 and that was 9/10 yrs ago. To say he is a excellent doctor is an understatement. He has helped me with many decisions with none I have regreted....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Melissa SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by April A. :
"I came to Dr. Smith in March 2010 with very severe pain and undesirable symptoms. She IMMEDIATELY suggested options for treatment. Because I had already tried many of the options with no help she reco...(Read More)
| ||Keith Brian ELBOURNE MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra :
"This doctor is now in Zachary La @ Bayou Regional Womens Clinic. He is amazing very understanding spends lots of time discussing everything that is going to happen what you are going to feel and...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Michael C SCHEXNAYDER MD.|
Baton Rouge, LA
Suggestion by Roxanne :
"I have been to this doctor for 15 years. He has delivered both of my children which were both problem pregnancies. He doesn't deliver children anymore but he still sees Gynecology patients. He al...(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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