| Hysterectomy Resources for Greeley, CO |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Greeley, 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.
|Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
|Banner - North Colorado Medical Center
1801 16th St
Greeley CO 80631
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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
| ||Paul Stuart HIRATZKA MD.|
Suggestion by Terri :
"Dr Hiratzka is very understanding and compasionate. He was always there to answer questions or concerns. He does not pressure you into a decision. Also he did not pressure me to leave the hospital aft...(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)
|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 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)
| ||Kathleen Elizabeth WATT MD.|
Suggestion by Tori :
"Dr. Watt was extremely professional as well as friendly and straightforward which is a difficult combination to find. She put my mind at ease and performed a very difficult hysterectomy in my case an...(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)
| ||Jeffrey KERR-LAYTON MD.|
Suggestion by Shawn L :
"Dr Kerr-Layton and his staff are very knowledgeable and informative when it comes to Gynecological issues. They went to the worse case scenario to rule it out and were proactive in getting the job do...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Lee ENGLERT MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Wynn :
"Dr. Englert is an honest down to earth Dr. who really listens to his patients. I had some complications during my last surgery and hospital stay and he was right there everyday and was so reassuring...(Read More)
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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