| 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.
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Iris Orbuch, M.D.
202 Spring Street 2nd Floor
New York NY 10012
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Geoffrey Bowers, M.D.
834 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
|Quanita Crable, M.D.
8160 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas TX 75231
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Marshall Bovelsky, M.D.
200 Banning St
Dover DE 19904
|East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika AL 36801
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Marshall Dean SHOEMAKER MD.|
Suggestion by endosuffer :
"I highly recommend Dr Shoemaker. He is a excellent doctor. When my daughter was born we did not know before hand that she had Down Syndrome. We were shocked to say the least. Dr Shoemaker was not on c...(Read More)
| ||James NIX MD.|
Suggestion by Laura :
"He did a wonderful job of caring for me before during and after my hysterectomy. He is professional and listens well....(Read More)
| ||Robert Charles BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia B :
"Dr. Brown is the most caring and competent doctor that I have ever been a patient of. I am a RN (27 yrs) and he is one of the best that I have ever known. He is compassionate and very trustworthy....(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)
| ||Barbara Louise MOERSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Anita :
"Dr. Moersch is my GYN. She always talks to her patients with care and concern. She wants to be all women have all the children they want prior to any surgery like me with my hysterectomy. She talks...(Read More)
| ||Raymond Larry SHEPPARD MD.|
Suggestion by Jilly :
"After years of other doctors misdiagnosing me (to include telling me it was all in my head) I came to the office of Dr. Sheppard Sr. He was SO thorough. He refused just make assumptions based on sym...(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.
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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