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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
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
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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)
| ||Deann DIPIAZZA MD.|
Suggestion by Clytee D :
"For many years other doctors had overlooked what this doctor called a threat to my life- endometrial cancer. She was very caring and honest. She had my best interest at heart. She found the surgent sh...(Read More)
| ||Leon Wrensford LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. He is patient thorough and extremely intelligent. I have had a few OBGyn and Dr. Lewis is the only one that I have been 100% happy with. I have already referred a fri...(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)
| ||Jon Michael ADCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Tricia :
"I drive 80 miles to see this doctor. His treatment manner is absolutely the best. He truly cares about his patients and will take the time with me to find out the entire story behind a problem. He...(Read More)
| ||C. Paul PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by F. Winn :
"I recommended this doctor to any woman who is experiencing female problems. For years I had been given medications that never helped and only provided a "temporary fix". I went through most of my a...(Read More)
| ||Howard Douglas WOODFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy :
"Dr. Woodford was very thorough and treated me very well. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Florence area-no need to go to Huntsville....(Read More)
| ||Gerry Francis ELLIS MD.|
Suggestion by Bette S :
"Dr. Ellis has been my gyn. for over 20 years. I have only been pregnant one time and it ended in miscarriage. Four years ago my husband and I adopted a precious baby boy. After many years of liter...(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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