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New Hysterectomy Procedure (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-06-30

Duration: 00:07:08

Subjects: Health | Surgery | Women's health services


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Clark, D.H. Interviewee
  • Hall, P.R. Interviewee
  • Chamberlain, John Interviewee
  • Via, Deborah Interviewee


This segment from the June 30, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on a new hysterectomy procedure called gasless laparoscopy developed by two doctors in Monroe that cuts down the recovery time from six weeks to two weeks. Her report touches on the seminars they hold to train other doctors in how to perform the procedure. She interviews: Dr. D. H. Clark, gynecologist; Dr. P. R. Hall, gynecologist; John Chamberlain, chief operating officer; and Deborah Via, nurse. Host: Robert Collins