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Hysterectomy Resources for Lake Charles, LA

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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Lake Charles, LA - Find More Doctors
Paul MacKoul, M.D.
3206 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 200
Rockville MD 20852
1.888.787.4379
Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 276
Atlanta GA 30342
4042558778
Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
617-732-4222
Christian Chouchani, M.D.
30 NORTH UNION RD
SUITE 101
BUFFALO NY 14221
716-633-6363
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
916-486-0411
Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Suite 100
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
214-645-3888
Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
suite 104
Miamisburg OH 45342
937-384-8780

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Lake Charles, LA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Christus St. Patrick Hospital
524 S Ryan St
Lake Charles LA 70601

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Ask A Doctor

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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Mary Antoinette TAYLOR MD.
Bossier City, LA
Suggestion by Henrietta C : "I highly recommend Mary Taylor as a OB/GYN.... she totally understands a woman's body and how it actually feels to have all the hormonal surges etc. She was wonderful during all of my hyterectomy is...(Read More)"


 Stephen Jacob SCHORR MD.
Lafayette, LA
Suggestion by Nicole : "This is an amazing through and gentle doctor with compassion and bedside manner. He takes time with his patients to help them understand procedures and situations and does not rush to push them out t...(Read More)"


 Debra Paddie CLINE MD.
Shreveport, LA
Suggestion by Leslie Dennis : "Dr Cline performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy on me on August 17 2007. I have had NO complications and no complaints. She is a wonderful and compassionate doctor who answers all questions thoro...(Read More)"


 Karim A TOURSARKISSIAN MD.
Gretna, LA
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)"


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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