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Hysterectomy Resources for Shreveport, LA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Shreveport, 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 Shreveport, LA - Find More Doctors
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Shreveport, LA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|LSU Medical Health Sciences Center
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport LA 71130
|Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center
8001 Youree Dr
Shreveport LA 71115
|Willis-Knighton Medical Center
2600 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport LA 71103
|Christus Schumpert Health System
1 St. Mary Pl
Shreveport LA 71101
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
| ||Christopher Adams GAYLE MD.|
Suggestion by Gracie B :
"Dr. Gayle delivered my first child. I came to him scared and cautious of doctors due to bad experiences with them on Military bases. He sat me down in his office and reassured me. He made sure I k...(Read More)
| ||Debra Paddie CLINE MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||Keith Brian ELBOURNE MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra :
"This doctor is now in Zachary La @ Bayou Regional Womens Clinic. He is amazing very understanding spends lots of time discussing everything that is going to happen what you are going to feel and...(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)
| ||Joseph Albert PINEDA MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Pineda's since my 6th week of pregnancy. He is very thorough has a great bedside manner and is knowledgeable about all pregnancy related issues. His staff is friendly...(Read More)
| ||Jake Mitchell MAJORS MD.|
Suggestion by Brendagmaw :
"Dr. Jake Majors Is the Best Dr. I've ever known. In my 46 years of Drs. 5 children and 8 gbabies later you know there's been many thru my life. He has been my Dr and my 3 daughters Dr for years...(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)
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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