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Hysterectomy Resources for Hammond, LA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Hammond, 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 Hammond, LA - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Hammond, LA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|North Oaks Medical Center
1579 Paul Vega MD
Hammond LA 70403
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
| ||Heber DUNAWAY MD.|
Baton Rouge, LA
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"Dr. Dunaway is a very friendly professional knowledgeable doctor. I highly recommend him....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Louis Anthony KERKHOFF MD.|
Suggestion by Beej5 :
"Dr. Kerkhoff performed 3/3 Cesarean Sections and in turn delivered all three of my children. He's has been a great support through the "bad" papsmears and I feel he did all he could do before recomme...(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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