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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services to the east Dallas community. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

"Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is honored to receive this rating as recognition for our dedication to quality patient care," said Jay Krishnaswamy, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s chief executive officer. "I believe that the team of physicians, staff and volunteers at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake creates an environment of trust that stands out to our patients. There is no doubt that our focus on providing exemplary care, fulfilling patient needs and commitment to safety has contributed to this recent recognition.”

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



Halloween is supposed to be scary, but not from falls and cuts. Don’t let your children’s fun be spoiled by a preventable injury. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake offers the following tips to keep all of your little witches and wizards safe during their festivities:

Choose a safe costume

The number one consideration in choosing a costume is to make sure your child can see. If it obstructs his or her vision, keep looking. Face paint and head ornamentation is a great substitute for a full mask and is much more comfortable and safe. Length is also an important factor. Make sure the costume won’t interfere with walking or cause tripping on stairs. Finally, being fire resistant is an added bonus when your child may be trailing around lighted pumpkins on steps.


Don’t forget to pick up glow sticks that fasten around wrists, ankles, necks and even belt loops. They don’t detract from the costume and it is important to make your little one more visible. Even if you’re in the city, a flashlight is crucial to prevent trips on sidewalks and curbs as well as to alert passing vehicles.


Tonight is not the best night to turn your kids loose in the neighborhood to run with friends. Find another adult or older sibling to hand out candy at your house and stick with your trick-or-treaters. Don’t forget your own flashlight and a back-up bag for when theirs tears.

Fun, Safe Events

If you’re looking for an even safer way to spend Halloween, consider taking your child to a mall, community event, church party or even host your own special Halloween party. These controlled environments may be a safer alternative and still loads of fun.

Pumpkin Carving

When it’s time to carve the pumpkin, safe and child-friendly tools are available at most stores. Supervision is still required, however, as children still may find ways to get hurt. If possible, have them help you design the image and then you do the cutting. They can do the fun part of cleaning out the pumpkins and saving the seeds to dry for healthy snacking later on. Using an inexpensive, battery-operated tea light eliminates the fire hazard.

Preventative Habits

Watch what candy is given to your child at which house, so if something is questionable later on, you will remember if it came from a friendly neighbor that you know well. Toss anything that is unwrapped or homemade. Talk to your child beforehand so he or she knows to stay on sidewalks, wait for you to cross at corners, and walk up to houses that have porch lights on. In the excitement of the moment, kids will often dash unexpectedly or step off onto rough terrain.

To ensure a safe and memorable Halloween for your lil’ monster, try these few simple, preventative measures. To learn more about how to have a hazard-free Halloween, visit

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



Do you feel like you drew the shortest straw? It’s not like you to complain, but sometimes it seems like everyone around you has it easy while you’ve been suffering from uterine fibroids for a long time.

We know it hasn’t been easy, but you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that 1 in 5 women have to deal with fibroids during their childbearing years. There are varying degrees of discomfort, but when there is debilitating pain or lifestyle restrictions, it is time to talk to your physician.

You’ve long since come to terms with what you can and can’t do when the symptoms are at their worst. You’ve tried everything to cope with the pain and inconvenience. Although surgery can seem like an intimidating step to take, it may be the right option for you if solutions like medication, changes in lifestyle or non-surgical treatments have not been effective. Did you know there are options available at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake to help with the suffering?

Here are four options for you to consider:

  1. Hysteroscopy. This procedure can remove fibroids growing inside the uterus. This minimally invasive procedure is usually done as an outpatient. Your physician will use a thin viewing tool to search for fibroids to then remove them. A mild sedative or numbing agent may be given for your comfort. If you are planning on having children, this might be a good option for you.
  1. Uterine artery embolization. This procedure stops the blood supply to the fibroid, causing it to shrink and die. If you are not planning to have children and if you have not yet reached menopause, this might be a good option for you.
  1. Myomectomy. This surgery removes the fibroids from the uterus. This may be a good choice if you want to have children and sometimes improves chances for pregnancy. It won't prevent fibroids from growing again.
  1. Hysterectomy. This surgery removes the uterus either partially or completely. This may be an option for you if you don't want children, if medicines do not work, and if you cannot have any other procedures.

At Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, we are pleased to offer the da Vinci Surgical System® robotic surgery for both myomectomy and hysterectomy. This system makes either of these two procedures minimally invasive. Click here to learn more.

You don’t have to suffer any longer. Call us today at 866-764-3627 to find out if you are a good candidate for one of these procedures.

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Risks & Considerations Related to Hysterectomy & da Vinci Surgery:

Potential risks of a hysterectomy procedure include:

• Separation of the vaginal incision
• Blocked lung artery
• Urinary tract injury

In addition to these risks, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery for hysterectomy, such as hernia (bulging tissue at incision site).1

Important Information for Patients:
All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Patients should understand that risks of surgery include potential for human error and potential for equipment failure. Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to other surgical techniques; the need for additional or larger incision sites; a longer operation or longer time under anesthesia than your surgeon originally predicts. Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery. Other surgical approaches are available. Patients should review the risks associated with all surgical approaches. They should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci is right for them. For more complete information on surgical risks, safety and indications for use, please refer to

All people depicted unless otherwise noted are models. © 2013 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site, TilePro, FireFly, Skills Simulator, EndoWrist and EndoWrist One are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. PN 870697 Rev C 07/13

1 Boggess JF, et al. Perioperative outcomes of robotically assisted hysterectomy for benign cases with complex pathology. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;114(3):585-93.


Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



A Tool Just for You

Mammography is an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women, except for skin cancer. In fact, approximately one in eight women may develop invasive breast cancer at some time during her life.

Scheduling Made Easy

At Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, we realize that having your annual screening mammogram is not something most women enjoy. And with busy schedules, it is easily something that we tend to put off. To help make your life a little easier, we offer convenient evening and weekend hours. We are open until 7 p.m. during weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Added Bonus

As an added bonus, patients who have a screening mammogram at the Women’s Imaging Center before December 31, 2014 will receive a free insulated tote bag*.

Who is This For?

Women over age 40 can schedule their screening mammogram without a doctor’s referral. This type of mammogram does not take much time and only needs to be done once a year for women over 40, as recommended by the ACS, and every two years for women aged 50 to 74, as suggested by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Call 214-324-6220 to schedule your screening mammogram today. 

*$10.00 retail value. No cash value. Offer good while supplies last.

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218