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Hysterectomy Resources for Fort Collins, CO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fort Collins, CO, 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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Doctors in or near Fort Collins, CO - Find More Doctors
|Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
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Hospitals in or near Fort Collins, CO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Poudre Valley Hospital
1024 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins CO 80524
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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
| ||Beverly Elaine DONNELLEY MD.|
Fort Collins, CO
Suggestion by Calypso :
"The first doctor in 15 years in this field who has taken the time to listen and then help me understand why I've had pelvic pain. Have had previous doctors who have suggested anxiety meds given stero...(Read More)
| ||Kevin John TOOL MD.|
Fort Collins, CO
Suggestion by Carol Legg :
"Dr Tool's compassion professionalism and sincerity stand out above the rest. Dr. Tool performed a hysterectomy on me in September of 2006. He and his wife Audrey Tool are both committed OBGYN’s and p...(Read More)
| ||Karen E HAYES DO.|
Fort Collins, CO
Suggestion by Tracey :
"I had my total hysterectomy with Dr. Hayes on 3/11/08. I went to her with great pain which because it was unexplained many doctors had ignored for years though I had specifically gone in requesting...(Read More)
| ||Jonathan FRANCO MD.|
Fort Collins, CO
Suggestion by Jenny :
"I am a patient of Dr. Franco and received a LSH in June 2007. I had suffered from painful periods excessive bleeding and clots about twice a month and felt overall worn out. Dr. Franco suggested t...(Read More)
| ||Susan Haney KOZAK MD.|
Fort Collins, CO
Suggestion by Karen R :
"Dr. Kozak did my hysterectomy. I had very little pain afterward and the scar was scarcely visible. She did a really great job. She also had a great bedside manner. I know from hearsay that she ha...(Read More)
|Asela Catherine RUSSELL MD.|
Suggestion by Anita Elliott-Hodgden :
"Dr. Asela Russell is the head of the Russell Womens Center in Englewood Colorado. She is a wonderful OB-GYN and is very knowledgeable about womens' issues. I came to her through a recommendation fr...(Read More)
|Susan E CARTER MD.|
Suggestion by giant fibroids :
"Dr. Carter is the best surgeon in Colorado!! She did my hysterectomy through tiny incisions WAY before any one else was doing it. And I had a really big uterus that another ob-gyn said could not be do...(Read More)
| ||Robert William BURKE MD.|
Suggestion by Judi :
"I went to see Dr. Burke after I was dianosed with fibroid tumors. He was my second opinion and I could not have picked a better doctor. He was very informative and went over all of my options. Ulti...(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.
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