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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.
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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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|St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington LA 70433
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Peter H HERTZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Mischa :
"Cosmetic surgeon in New Orleans that specializes in vaginal rejuvenation surgery abdominoplasty liposuction botox & laser hair removal...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Rachelle MEAUX MD.|
Suggestion by Angella Rayon :
"Dr. Meaux performed a total abdominal hysterectomy. It took a few years in coming to the decision to do this surgery. She suggested alternatives and ultimately she allowed me to come to this decisio...(Read More)
| ||Jerry Clyde DYESS MD.|
Suggestion by Christina Freeland :
"Dr. Dyess is the only OB/GYN that has listened to me. He also took care of me through two pregnancies. He has a wonderful bedside manner and listens to all fears worries and complaints. He goes out o...(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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