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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Lake Charles, 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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|Christus St. Patrick Hospital
524 S Ryan St
Lake Charles LA 70601
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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
| ||Eugene Murphy FONTENOT MD.|
Lake Charles, LA
Suggestion by Karen Hillman :
"I started going to Dr Fontenot when my gyn retired and almost immediatly had to have a hysterectomy. This was in November of 2005. I haven't had any problems since my surgery. He is a very thorough...(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)
| ||Tricia Nicole GUIDRY MD.|
Lake Charles, LA
Suggestion by Cathie G :
"I want to recommend my doctor..Dr. Tricia Guidry because she is very experienced and trustworthy. Each and everytime you visit her she is very cheery and happy. Her spirit is very contagious..she ma...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Vırgınıa ALFRED MD.|
Suggestion by CARLA :
"Dr. Alfred has been my doctor for the past four years. She delivered my son and also did my TAB this past August. She is a very good listner and offers you all sorts of options. She has the best bed s...(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)
| ||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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