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Dr. Hugo Ribot

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cartersville, GA
36 years experience male

Locations

Cartersville Ob/Gyn Associates

Cartersville, GA

Address

958-A Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Suite 102, Cartersville, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(770) 386-4220

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Coventry Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

WellCare Health Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Affinity Health Plan

Humana Insurance Company

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

MultiPlan, Inc

About

Bio

Following graduation from Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. Ribot obtained his M.D. from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, then did his residency in Ob/Gyn at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1990, he has developed special expertise in minimally invasive gynecology, which led to the development in 2010 of the Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for Women, the only outpatient surgery center in the state of Georgia that routinely performs ALL major gyn surgeries in a truly ambulatory setting. This includes total laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy, urinary incontinence procedures such as TVT and sacral neuromodulation therapy (InterStim). We also specialize in laparoscopic EXCISIONAL therapy for endometriosis. We are also one of the few centers that perform OUTPATIENT laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for treatment of vaginal prolapse. In addition, we offer laparoscopic tubal reversal.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Two main reasons: If a pregnancy has accurate dating from early sonogram which is in agreement with LMP (last menstrual period) and one sees a greater than 2 week lag i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not necessarily: There is not really any correlation between degree of pain a woman experiences during her menstrual period and how painful labor is likely to be. Chi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Involuntary leakage: The symptoms are highly distressing to most patients. They can range from leakage on to the underwear of a small amount of liquid stool where a small... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Surgery ineffective: The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effect... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Various reasons: Bleeding associated with intercourse can have various causes, most of them not serious. These range from cervicitis (infection or inflammation of the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: As with most other "estrogen-free" hormonal contraceptive methods, cycle control is reduced with the nexplanon. This also goes for the depoprovera sh... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Needs evaluation: There are 100 female breast cancers for every 1male breast cancer. It is never normal to see nipple discharge in men. Although there may be benign c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Although it is indicated to use both tablets, even one will greatly reduce the chance of conceiving the pregnancy. If you are still within 72 hours o... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Virtually certain: Since intimate exchange of body fluids occurs during intercourse, and there is usually direct contact between the man's penis and the woman's cervix w... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Myomectomy: If the submucosal fibroid is at least 50% in the uterine cavity, it should be removable by hysteroscopic myomectomy. This is a minimally invasive pro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Possible ectopic: A person with a history of "tubal blockage" can still become pregnant. Whether the tubes were blocked by infection such as chlamydia or pid, or were b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not likely: Home pregnancy tests are actually very sensitive. The most likely explanation for missing 2 periods is failure to ovulate (the egg is not being releas... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Various ways: Most common scenario is related to ovulation dysfunction such as pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome). This can result in hormonal imbalance that can be ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: There is no scientific evidence in the gynecologic medical literature that miscarriage - whether spontaneous such as a miscarriage, or induced, such a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Surgery an option: If it is stress incontinence (leakage caused by coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping), the treatment may involve a simple outpatient surgical procedu... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: In general after every pregnancy and if there is a substantial weight change. One might consider more effective alternatives as methods such as this ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pain with sex: You are describing the accidental entry of air into the vagina during intercourse, which can create significant discomfort and this can make it diffic... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Location of lesions: Endometriosis is the presence of tissue that looks like the endometrium (the lining of the uterine cavity) outside the uterus, in the pelvic or abdomi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Only way to confirm: Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis. Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Excellent protection: The hpv vaccine represents a great advance in the treatment of hpv disease such as cervical cancer or genital warts, which are both sexually transmitt... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Absolutely: Though endometriosis can cause infertility, it is often very treatable. The most evidence-based treatment consists of excisional therapy using laparos... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Technique important!: For years a hysterectomy meant a large incision in the abdomen, hospitalization, and up 6-8 weeks of painful recovery and disability. In addition, man... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
LH or progesterone: Sometimes the rise in the pituitary hormone lh (luteinizing hormone) is detected by a blood test to document whether ovulation will occur. This rise ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends : Ovarian cysts are often asymptomatic and found incidentally by exam or sonogram. The same goes for fibroids. If a cyst is going to cause symptoms, i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Different type cysts: Not all ovarian cysts arise from ovulatory follicles that failed to rupture and release the egg. Some cysts spontaneously develop from other cells in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
2 hormones: The majority of birth control pills contain some type of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. The common Estrogens used are ethinyl estradiol, mestra... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Evolution evidence: There is presumptive evidence that "high" estrogen increases female libido. This is thought to occur during the few days preceding ovulation in order... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unless the semen on the boxers came into direct contact with the vaginal opening, it would be highly unlikely. Nevertheless if one wants to take every... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Problems rare: The great majority of Mirena (levonorgestrel) users have either minor temporary side effects or none at all. The most common side effect is that mens... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Should have a chance: Especially if it is a single fibroid tumor should be removable without permanently damaging the uterus. In most of the cases one can preserve fertili... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Normal in pregnancy: The majority of the time, the alkaline phosphatase will be reported as elevated if checked during pregnancy, although in most cases there is no diseas... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Absolutely: It used to be taught that endometriosis patients had not only pain but infertility. However I have seen many patients who had neither and were still ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Although uncommon, it has been documented that the stimulation a woman receives to the nipple/areola complex can be sexually arousing. As far as orga... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes, it's common: Unfortunately it is more common to have multiple fibroids than a single solitary one. The fibroids are often in different stages of growth, such that... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Many possibilities: If one notes a significant change in amount or character of menstrual bleeding that persists for 2 or more cycles, there can be several explanations. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Both tests check to see whether the pregnancy hormone, known as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is present. The qualitative HCG simply gives a res... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Up to 6 weeks: It can take up to 6 weeks for the HIV antibody test to register a positive result after exposure to the virus. For this reason, if there is strong su... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: The "slings" used for treatment of urinary incontinence have not been implicated in the recent fda warning issued in 2011. Although they are also mad... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Birth control pill: The best way to reliably skip a period is to be on a birth control pill. If you see that the special weekend falls on the 4th week of the pill pack (... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Urodynamics: These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Excision: The only proven treatment is laparoscopic excision (surgically "cutting out"). This serves to visually identify all lesions (implants) of the disease... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
A few options: The treatment options include medication, and neuromodulation therapy. The latter is known as interstim therapy. The meds inhibit inappropriate cont... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not always cysts: Depends on whether you are on birth control or not. It is common to have "breakthrough bleeding" on some birth control pills. Simply taking a "stron... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Almost always: The birth control pill is widely used not only to prevent pregnancy, but also to correct irregular, infrequent, absent, painful, or heavy periods. It... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Dietary adjustments: Although dietary modifications can help, interstitial cystitis can be difficult to control, and subject to recurrent symptoms. It is also important t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Absolutely NOT: Despite growing familiarity with so-called "extended cycle" birth control pill regimens, many women still instinctively question whether it is safe to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not really: There have not been any studies proving that any particular treatment reduces one's chances of developing endometriosis. However, in my experience, w... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: It depends on their size, location within the uterus, skill and experience of the surgeon, and availability of the right kind of instrumentation and s... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ribot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ribot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I appreciate your time for answering. My husband and I are just terrified to loose this pregnancy after suffering a ruptured eptopic.
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i have had no pain either . i wanted to know if i would feel on edge. ii guess it could be my nerves buut i am moody. i guess it affects people diifferent.
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Thank you for your answer. I actually had an endrometrial polyp right before I got pregnant. Had a d and c to remove it. I better get checked. Thanks!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1990

Awards

Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
American Association Of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Medical Association Of Georgia
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