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Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 8th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Patients rated Dr. Lapolla highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lapolla's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102
Dr. Crystin Megan Tirone, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6450 38th Avenue N, Suite 200; Box 6592570426
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystin Tirone is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tirone include robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tirone accepts. Dr. Tirone attended Tulane University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Dilation and Curettage, Cervical Cancer, Ultrasound, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Jain's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Jain honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Maragos Gregory, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3801 Park Street N.; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Gregory is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gregory average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, NovaSure, Colpocleisis, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Salter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3055 5th Avenue; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Salter's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salter's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Abdominal Aortogram, Hysterosalpingography, Umbilical Hernia, Cervix Problems, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas works as a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Shamas's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (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.
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