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Hysterectomy Resources for Sacramento, CA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Sacramento, CA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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Hospitals in or near Sacramento, CA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento CA 95819
|Sutter Memorial Hospital
5151 F St
Sacramento CA 95819
|University of California-Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento CA 95817
|Sutter General Hospital
2801 L St
Sacramento CA 95816
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Erin Backenstow MARCIN MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda :
"Dr. Erin Marcin is a very kind and compassionate doctor. I went to her after dealing with pain associated with endo. She thouroughly explained all my options and really listened to my concerns and c...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Albert GRAHAM MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"Dr. Graham cares and he has the ability to make you feel like a member of his family in his care for you. He is knowledgeable experienced and well respected among his peers but it is his care that ca...(Read More)
| ||Laurie C GREGG MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy :
"I have been Dr. Greg's patient for over 8 years. She delivered my daughter Jacqueline. Dr. Greg is a wonderful caring physician who listens to her patients and does not disregard a complaint or symp...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Edward MELCHIONE MD.|
Suggestion by Margo :
"When 2 other doctors couldn't help me with the pain I was having after my hysterectomy he was finally able to cure me. He also has an amazing bedside manner. He is very gental and caring....(Read More)
| ||Orel Harvey KNIGHT MD.|
Suggestion by Liz L :
"This doctor knows his stuff... and I heard so many wonderful compliments about him while I was in the hospital it further reinforced what I already thought of him. It speaks volumes to me that t...(Read More)
| ||Darcy KETCHEM MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Kent :
"She is personable and most importantly SHE LISTENS!!! She takes the time to treat you as a person - not just a chart or a medical condition....(Read More)
| ||Rebecca Lynn KING MD.|
Suggestion by Liz Kanter :
"She is warm compassionate takes so much time making sure my questions are answered. She also cares about me as a person....(Read More)
|William PARKER MD.|
Santa Monica, CA
Suggestion by Nancy :
"Dr. Parker is probably one of the top Doctor's in the nation when it comes to Hysterectomys and Myoectomys. He performed a Myoectomy on me in June of 2004 and it was a great success. A Myoectomy is...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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