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We found 4 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept CIGNA Plans near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Timothy Carl Rand, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Rand is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), sacrocolpopexy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Dr. Rand is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rand completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis

Dr. Joel Kizner, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 109
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Joel Kizner is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Kizner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kizner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Vaginal Prolapse, Contraception, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 206
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Kimber specializes in general gynecology and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kimber's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and laser hair removal. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Kimber is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Laser Hair Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virginia Agnelli, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 109
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Virginia Agnelli specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Agnelli is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Agnelli's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Agnelli is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Prolapse, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed to remove the uterus. Sometimes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or cervix will be removed as well. A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant.

There are a variety of reasons that women have hysterectomies, including:
  • Heavy bleeding or pain, such as that due to fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis
  • Cancer
  • Prolapsed uterus, where the pelvic muscles can no longer completely hold the uterus in place

It is important to note that having any of these conditions does not necessarily mean that a hysterectomy is necessary. There are other available treatment options in most cases.

Although the uterus is responsible for a period, it is the ovaries that control the hormonal changes that women go through every month. So if a woman has a hysterectomy but keeps her ovaries, she might still experience hormonal swings every month even if she no longer has a period. Alternately, if a younger woman has a hysterectomy where her ovaries as removed, she will essentially be in immediate menopause.

A hysterectomy can be performed traditionally through one large cut in the abdomen, laparoscopically using tiny incisions and small tools, or through the vagina. Full recovery may take four to six weeks. After a hysterectomy, you might experience sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a change in libido. It is common to experience strong emotions after a hysterectomy, including both grief and relief. If your ovaries were removed, you may be at higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Taking hormonal birth control might reduce this risk.