LCGO has a TOLL FREE NUMBER to make it easier to contact us! 1-866-620-9500
OPEN HOUSE August 30th 4-6pm. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CCTA BUS ROUTE AVAILABLE TO LCGO!
Lake Champlain Gynecologic Oncology is officially set up in the new office on 1060 Hinesburg Rd.Please see map below, or call us for directions at 802-859-9500.
1/18/2013 Click to enlarge map
LCGO IS MOVING EARLY 2013! Our new address will be 1060 Hinesburg Rd in South Burlington. Check out the new building website with a map link: http://sphinxdevelopments.com/
"I was very fortunate to be referred to Dr. Eltabbakh. He is caring, compassionate and very experienced. He thoroughly discussed my options and helped me make the right decision. He visited me every day after my surgery and called me home several times to check on me. I strongly recommend him for any woman needing a gynecologic surgery."
Visit vitals.com to view more patient reviews and awards listed for Dr. Eltabbakh
September 22 2011
Dr Eltabbakh with Ria and Marion who are
both ovarian cancer survivors!
May 14 2011
LCGO NOW HAS FREE WIFI!
We are pleased to announce
our Patients and their families can now use our free
Wireless Internet access during their visits!
January 14 2011
Dr Gamal Eltabbakh
Congratulations, Dr. Eltabbakh, the 2009 patient reviews have been totaled, and your patients selected you as one of America's On-Time Physicians.
Your patients have selected you for the On-Time Physician recognition for 2009. Every month more than 60,000 patients across the U.S. provide Vitals.com with online feedback and reviews about their personal experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, promptness, as well as overall opinions.
In 2009, your patients said you respected their time and were one of America's leading On-Time Physicians. They reported that you were consistently prompt with their appointments, setting you apart as incredibly reliable and considerate.
Dr. Eltabbakh is being honored as a Patient's Choice doctor for the second year in a row! *CLICK LETTER TO ENLARGE*
Go to www.vitals.com for full review
LCGO IS GOING PAPERLESS!
Our practice is in the process of implementing electronic medical records. We expect to become paperless by 12/31/09.
Electronic medical records will improve the care we provide our patients, in addition, our patients will be able to check their own medical records on line while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
If you have any concerns regarding this change please feel free to bring them to the attention of the front desk staff.
Dr. Eltabbakh is now listed on DaviniSurgery.com which is a "website designed to inform patients and their loved ones about what may be the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today. Here, you can become better informed about different approaches to surgery. This knowledge will be valuable as you discuss treatment options with your doctor."
June 15 2009
February 11 2009
Urodynamics Testing and Pelvic Floor Exercise Therapy Now Available
Urodynamics and pelvic floor therapy will help our patients with the assessment and assistance of urinary incontinence.
Urodynamics testing may be indicated if you have urinary incontinence, recurrent bladder infections, a slow or week urinary stream, incomplete bladder emptying, or frequent urination.
Pelvic floor therapy is a non-surgical treatment for incontinence. This therapy is usually provided weekly over the course of six weeks.
For more information, please download our Urodynamics and Pelvic Floor information sheets from our patient forms page.
August 20, 2008
New robotic surgical equipment Dr. Gamel Eltabbakh of Lake Champlain Gynecologic Oncology explains how the da Vinci Surgical System works Wednesday at a news conference at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. The system performed the first computer-assisted robotic surgical procedures in Plattsburgh.
June 3rd 2008
Happy 100th Birthday! Hilda poses for picture with Dr. Eltabbakh one week following her surgery. Hilda had a 14 lb ovarian tumor successfully removed by Dr. Eltabbakh. On June 26th Hilda celebrates her 100th birthday 14 lbs lighter!
Our Patients Are Our Best Source of Referral Wanda, Nancy, Geraldine and Cheryl are four sisters from the same family who all had hysterectomy performed by Dr. Eltabbakh. The four sisters had their picture taken with Dr. Eltabbakh before Nancy's hysterectomy on May 2,2008. Nancy is holding her grandchild! (click the picture for a larger view)
Endometrial Ablation for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Endometrial ablation affords an alternative to hysterectomy among women not interested in having further children. Endometrial Ablation is a less invasive procedure than hysterectomy and can be performed in the physician's office without general anesthesia and with a very short postoperative recovery.
Who will be Good Candidates for Endometrial Ablation?
Women who have completed their families, do not desire to have future pregnancies, have recurrent abnormal uterine bleeding unresponsive to medical treatment or who cannot receive medical treatment who do not have endometrial cancer and who desire less invasive surgery than hysterectomy.
Will my Insurance Pay for Endometrial Ablation?
Most insurance plans and Medicare pay for the procedure. Our office will obtain insurance clearance prior to the procedure.
Please contact our office for more information on Endometrial Ablation.
FDA APPROVED HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE
HPV VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE
Vaccine Protects Young Women From Most Strains of Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts
The FDA just approved the first ever vaccine for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This vaccine is highly effective against four strains of the Human Papilloma Virus. Two of the strains that this vaccine guard against cause approximately 70% of all Cervical Cancers and the other two cause approximately 90% of genital warts cases.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with approximately 6.2 million new infections each year. It is estimated that by age 50, at least 80% of women will have acquired HPV infection. The virus typically goes away on its own, but if it does not it can lead to cervical cancer, precancerous lesions or genital warts. On average, there are 9,710 new cases and 3,700 deaths from cervical cancer in the United States each year. HPV is the leading cause of Cervical Cancer in women.
The vaccine GARDASIL, manufactured by Merck, is being recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for young women aged 9-26, and should routinely be given to girls when they are 11 or 12 years old. The vaccine should ideally be administered before the onset of sexual activity, however females who are sexually active between the ages of 9-26 should still be vaccinated.
GARDASIL is a series of injections given over the course of 6 months by your health care provider. The most common side effects to the vaccine are pain, swelling, itching and redness at the injection site as well as fever. Most local insurances will be covering the vaccine with prior authorization and it is anticipated that the rest will follow suit shortly.
Lake Champlain Gynecologic Oncology in South Burlington, Vermont currently has the vaccine available for women aged 9-26. Patients are required to come in for an educational consultation prior to receiving the first injection.
For more information on the Human Papilloma Virus and Cervical cancer or the HPV vaccine GARDASIL, please contact:
Lake Champlain Gynecologic Oncology (802) 859-9500 www.lcgo.com
Photos from the Gynecologic Cancer Survivor Dinner at LCGO September 23rd 2006
September 23 2006
Dr. Eltabbakh and staff member Sheila Clayton pose for a photo with patients and their families at the gynecologic cancer survivors dinner. There were about 85 people at the dinner.
September 23 2006
Chemotherapy nurses Toni Duclos and Julia Larrow enjoy friendly conversation with survivors.
September 23 2006
Survivors enjoy stimulating conversation with each other as well as a wonderful meal.
September 23 2006
Beautiful and strong gets passed down from generation to generation.
September 23 2006
The best part of the dinner was the relaxed atmosphere. Everyone felt comfortable and supported by Dr. Eltabbakh, staff, family, and newly found friends.