We found 14 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept CIGNA Plans near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Joyce Varughese-Raju, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joyce Varughese's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests include cervix problems, genital warts, and colposcopy. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varughese attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Varughese (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth Jeremias, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 South Howell Avenue
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Elisabeth Jeremias works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Jeremias (or staff) speaks Hungarian and German. Dr. Jeremias's areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Jeremias attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Jeremias average 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, HealthSmart, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Loran Pearl, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology; Hsc - T9-065
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pearl is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Pearl is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearl accepts. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Pearl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical Interests: Cervix Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Uterine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,805
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $928
Dr. Lauri Ellen Budnick, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 North Belle Mead Road; Suite D
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lauri Budnick is a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Budnick's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), genital warts, and menopause. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Budnick attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Budnick (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Interstitial Cystitis, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Russell Griffin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Rte; 347 Building 19
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Todd Griffin's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Griffin graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Griffin is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleopoulos include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Kleopoulos is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kleopoulos has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos takes Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Anne Conway, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 North Belle Mead Road; Suite D & E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christine Conway's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and colposcopy. Dr. Conway attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Conway takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, HPV, Ectopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Rebecca Peskin-Stolze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Bellemeade Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Peskin-Stolze honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 19c
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kramer practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kramer include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patient ratings for Dr. Kramer average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kramer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kramer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics
2500 Route 347; Building 19c, Suite 72
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Christian Westermann is an obstetrician in Stony Brook, NY, East Northport, NY, and North Port, NY. His areas of expertise include menopause, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Dr. Westermann is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Ruane Garduno, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 North Belle Mead Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Garduno specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include warts, colposcopy, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Garduno takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Natalie Semenyuk, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Suny at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Natalie Semenyuk is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Semenyuk's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). After completing medical school at Lugansk State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Semenyuk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dorota Barbara Kowalska, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 North Belle Mead Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Dorota Kowalska's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, cryosurgery, and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Dr. Kowalska is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Kowalska attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Kowalska (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Weissbart, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook; Department of Urology Hsc 9
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Steven Weissbart's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weissbart include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic surgery, and endourologic procedures. Dr. Weissbart is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Sacrocolpopexy, Neurostimulation, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urge ... (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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