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Dr. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey Street; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Austin, TX. Dr. Prisacaru's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prisacaru's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael T Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen is a family medicine practitioner and general OB/GYN. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Areas of expertise for Dr. Breen include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patients gave Dr. Breen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Breen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Breen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Bleeding, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynne Marie Knowles, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynne Knowles is a gynecologic oncology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Knowles performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Knowles include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Knowles is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $3,056
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,034
Dr. Wendy Cutler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Cutler is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cutler include pelvic reconstructive surgery, sterilization, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Cutler is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cutler attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Clinic and The Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, Contraception, Family Planning, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Victor Loar III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Paul Loar works as a gynecologic oncologist in Austin, TX. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Loar's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $3,066
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,005
Dr. Ellen Blair Smith, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Smith practices gynecologic oncology in Austin, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,034

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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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