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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
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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
|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)
| ||Heather SCHOEN MD.|
Wheat Ridge, CO
Suggestion by Shari R :
"Dr. Schoen is one of the most caring and supportive OB's I have ever had. I recently had a Hysterectomy and just want to recommend her because she is a great doctor....(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)
| ||Meir Herzl MELMED MD.|
Suggestion by Julie B. :
"I had a very unusual persistent vaginal infection and Dr. Melmed went above and beyond what two others had tried to accurately diagnose and cure me. After several months of discomfort I am cured....(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)
| ||Craig Stephen COLBERG MD.|
Suggestion by achess :
"I have trusted Dr.Colberg to deliver all three of my children. I like that he never rushed me through appointments and would sit and listen and speak with me about anything I wanted information on. He...(Read More)
| ||Karla LOKEN DO.|
Suggestion by angelwhisperer :
"She is an OB/GYN. I received care for many female problems that resulted in a full hysterectomy. She is very caring and warm to her patients. Very in tune with them and their needs. Very thorough...(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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