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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Covington, LA - Find More Doctors
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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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)
| ||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)
| ||Rachel CHUA MD.|
Lake Charles, LA
Suggestion by pdwhoney :
"Dr. Chua is always understanding and will bring things down on your level. She makes time for you and will answer all questions completely. She is very professional and I trust her completely...(Read More)
| ||Robert Keene FELL MD.|
Suggestion by Katie :
"Dr. Fell is the sweetest man. He is SO gentle and truly cares about each of his patients. He takes the time to get to know you as a person like where are you from and all about your family. It just s...(Read More)
| ||Jan Marie BENANTI MD.|
Baton Rouge, LA
Suggestion by arlene :
"she is very good at helping with the problems that come with hysterectomy.all other dr.s said i was crazy she looked at me and said you need hrt.she has gotton some of my life back for me.i still have...(Read More)
| ||Jane Barclay PEEK MD.|
Baton Rouge, LA
Suggestion by Jamie :
"She is a WONDERFUL doctor. She has been my physician for 25 years and I wouldn't leave her. She is very thorough and very gentle. She has taken excellent care of me through 4 pregnancies (one of whic...(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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