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Dr. Hugo Ribot

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cartersville, GA
37 years experience male

Locations

Cartersville Ob/Gyn Associates

Cartersville, GA

Address

958-A Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Suite 102, Cartersville, GA
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My office hours

Friday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(770) 386-4220

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

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UnitedHealthcare

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Stress in terms of urinary incontinence usually refers to sui (stress urinary incontinence) which is when urine involuntarily escapes from the bladder... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Location/size impt: Although uncommon, we do see fibroids on ultrasound during pregnancy. Most of the time unless the fibroids are in the uterine cavity the pregnancy pr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Based on type: Stress urinary incontinence (sui) which is leakage associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing, etc. Is usually best treated with a minimally invasiv... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not usually possible: Tubal ligation blocks the Fallopian tubes to both eggs and sperm. So even if the Clomid helps you ovulate the sperm still can't fertilize the egg. Ho... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Within a week: The "half-life" of this antibiotic is 6-8 hours; this means it is rapidly eliminated from the body. No significant amount of it will remain in the bo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unless it has been 35-40 days since her last period started AND her pregnancy test is negative, there is no indication to take *any* progesterone at a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: As long as a woman has a cervix, she needs pap smear screening. The interval depends on individual factors, such as history of abnormal pap smears, e... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Endometriosis common: Endometriosis is far and away the most common cause of female pelvic pain. The list of possible causes is just not that long in most patients. Pain ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not that rare: Although most of the time these two conditions occur in isolation, most gynecologists have encountered patients with both fibroids and endometriosis. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Leakage of urine: Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage or escape of urine from the bladder when the patient is not sitting on the toilet and ready to void (e... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Birth control: There are multiple different methods of birth control that are available today. If used correctly, most of these are extremely effective in preventing... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Could be a virus: The most important element of diagnosis in cases such as yours is the physical examination with visual inspection of the genital area. If there are a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Urge incontinence: The most common condition causing these symptoms is urge incontinence. This is due to an overactive detrusor muscle (of the bladder) which inappropri... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Less than a week: Most of the time endometritis responds promptly to antibiotic therapy, or simply delivery of the pregnancy if the infection began during labor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Midcycle pain: The symptoms of ovulation may include a typically slight pain in either the right or left lower quadrant of the abdomen, lasting maybe a day or so. T... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
See your GYN doc: Yeast is a common vaginal infection. The other two are bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The last one is sexually transmitted, the first two a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Pain and infertility: The classic triad of symptoms are painful periods, painful intercourse, and painful bowel movements, especially around the time of the period. Howeve... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vag... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Various causes: Several causes of vaginal pain. Endometriosis more typically causes a deeper pain in the pelvis, such as during periods, or intercourse, or with bowe... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes, depends on doc!: Morcellation is only needed if a uterus is larger than a certain size. Usually the uterus can be removed INTACT using laparoscopic or vaginal techniq... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Ovulation: It is not uncommon for a patient who does not ovulate regularly and may frequently skip several periods to spontaneously ovulate on her own without me... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes : There is no strong evidence that taking this supplement at the recommended dosage is harmful in pregnancy. It contains zinc gluconate, which are natu... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes*: Although it is possible to get pregnant with an iud (intrauterine device) in place, the risk is very low. The manufacturer of the Mirena (levonorgest... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: The pill is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy when used precisely according to instructions, but it is not completely bulletproof. All birt... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No necessarily: Although the patient should be informed that their next period may be heavier or lighter, earlier or later, 95% of patients have their menstrual perio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
See your doctor: At 34 weeks there are several possible causes of abdominal or pelvic pain; most are not serious but one must get more information to determine this. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not diagnosed by MRI: The only way to confirm the presence of endometriosis is by direct visualization through video laparoscopy. Only in cases involving the ovaries where... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Laparoscopy only: The diagnosis of endometriosis is only able to be confirmed by direct visualization (and ideally excisional biopsy) using a minimally invasive outpati... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Needs follow up: In some cases the viability of the pregnancy cannot be confirmed by ultrasound until 6 weeks from the lmp, or even later. The size of the gestational... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Possibly: A person who has a 25 day menstrual interval will be ovulating approximately 12-14 days before the next expected period ( or on cycle day 12 or 13, i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Need more info: There are a few common causes for being "late" with a period. If you usually have cycles very regularly (e.g. Every 28 days) and are now almost 3 wee... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Depends on surgeon: The only advantage is if your only alternative is an open (abdominal) hysterectomy. If a surgeon is skilled in laparoscopy, it is a superior techniqu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Various things: Leakage of urine can occur due to bladder infections, prolapse (loss of support for the vagina and bladder caused by damage to the supporting tissues ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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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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