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Hysterectomy Resources for Opelika, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Opelika, AL, 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 Opelika, AL - Find More Doctors
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Paul MacKoul, M.D.
3206 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 200
Rockville MD 20852
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
|Christian Chouchani, M.D.
30 NORTH UNION RD
BUFFALO NY 14221
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
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Hospitals in or near Opelika, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika AL 36801
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
| ||Lee R SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by Karen B :
"Dr. Sharma performed my total hysterectomy using the Robotic procedure. From my very first appointment with her she has always listened to each question I had and took her time answering and making...(Read More)
| ||Ahmet HELVACIOGLU MD.|
Suggestion by Andie :
"In a time when we are all rushed and have to sit and wait on many doctors it is truly a blessing to find one like Dr. Helva. He is a very attentive concerned and knowledgable doctor. He is up to dat...(Read More)
| ||Knut Erich MUELLER MD.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"I have known Dr. Mueller personally since 2002. I became his patient in 2004 during a very rough time in my life. He diagnosed me with PCOS and endometriosis. After trying many alternatives it was...(Read More)
| ||Alex CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Rosemary Battles :
"Dr. Alex Childs is a wonderful Dr. in practice with Dr. C. Paul Perry. He is a very caring christian man that really cares for the wellbeing of his patients. He and Dr. Perry solved my pelvic pain p...(Read More)
| ||Mack Nathaniel BARNES MD.|
Suggestion by lucky123 :
"Just want anyone looking for a GYN oncologist in the Birmingham AL area to look him up if you need one for ovarian cancer. Mine was suspected and after he did the consult with me he did the surgery...(Read More)
| ||Angela MCCOOL MD.|
Suggestion by Karon R :
"I started seeing Dr. McCool in late 2009 as a referral from my general practice doctor. Since then I have had a laparoscopic procedure to diagnose endometriosis and a laparoscopic hysterectomy both...(Read More)
| ||Dean Arthur VEREN MD.|
Suggestion by Gladys V :
"I was so used to going to see my OB/GYN in Cullman and him taking a medical history while undressed that the first time I went to see my wonderful Dr. Veren I was shocked. We sat down in his office an...(Read More)
| ||Gwenn Marie MCKENZIE MD.|
Suggestion by cindy :
"Dr. McKenzie has delivered 2 of my children by C-section and did my hysterectomy. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is a very caring and compasionate christian doctor. He prays with you before y...(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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