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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
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Jacque LABARRE MD.|
Suggestion by Susan :
"Dr.LaBarre is extremely easy to talk to. I completety trust him in his diagnostic ability as well as his overall patient care. I had an abdominal hysterectomy in May 2006 and couldnt have received b...(Read More)
| ||Armand Chris GRIMSHAW MD.|
Lake Charles, LA
Suggestion by Becky Chamberlain :
"He was very kind and he looked out for the well being of my child and myself. He checked every thing to make sure my baby was healthy and did the best surgery i have ever had. I thank him for his k...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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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