At Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates, which is conveniently located in Lansdowne, Virginia, Dr. Chauncey Stokes and his fellow medical providers have helped many women who needed gynecological surgery. Dr. Stokes was one of the first OB/GYNs to perform gynecological robotic surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital Center.
Gynecological surgery encompasses any surgical procedure that’s performed on a woman’s reproductive system. Many different procedures fall under the broad umbrella of gynecological surgery, including operations to check benign tumors, remove cancerous tumors, address infertility issues, and treat incontinence problems.
When seeking out a gynecological surgeon, women should first look for someone who is licensed, board certified, and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Licensure is a legal requirement that lets doctors practice medicine in a state. Board certification and fellowship are distinguishing features that mark a gynecological surgeon as an expert in their field.
Additionally, women also should look for a gynecological surgeon who specializes in less invasive procedures. There are a number of minimally invasive options, such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery, that are often viable alternatives to traditional surgery. When a procedure can be done less invasively, patients are able to recover more quickly from their operation.
Any woman who has a medical condition that can’t be fully treated with non-invasive methods, such as medication, might be a good candidate for a less invasive gynecological surgery. Minimally invasive procedures are often preferable to traditional procedures, but whether a particular patient should consider a less invasive procedure can only be assessed during an in-person consultation with a qualified surgeon.
Whether a gynecological surgery is covered by a woman’s health insurance depends on her health insurance plan, the purpose of the surgery, and other factors. In many cases, when a surgical procedure is covered by a plan, both the less invasive and traditional procedures are covered. Because policies vary, patients should confirm that their policy will cover a particular procedure before scheduling it.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."