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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Thornton, 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 Thornton, 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 Thornton, CO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|North Suburban Medical Center-HealthONE
9191 Grant St
Thornton CO 80229
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
|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)
| ||Maria VARGAS MD.|
Suggestion by Pam :
"I had pelvic organ prolapse with rectocele and cystocele. I opted for a vaginal hystercetomy (left my ovaries) since I did not plan to have any more children and had heavy long periods. Best thing...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Charles Joseph LALONDE MD.|
Colorado Springs, CO
Suggestion by Leslie McAfee :
"He was very kind and attentive. Although I could tell he was very busy (a good sign) he never made me feel rushed and always had me into his office after my appointment to go over things. He did my...(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)
| ||Cristin PANZARELLA MD.|
Suggestion by sc :
"Cristin was very patient with me as we were discussing some very personal subjects. She is a wonderful doctor with Kaiser Wheatridge...highly recommended!...(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)
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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