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Hysterectomy Resources for Sheffield, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Sheffield, 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 Sheffield, AL - Find More Doctors
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
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Hospitals in or near Sheffield, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Colbert County Northwest Alabama aka Helen Keller Hospital
1300 S Montgomery Ave
Sheffield AL 35660
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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Lawrence Jay CARPENTER MD.|
Suggestion by LAmiss :
"The gynecologist I had been seeing was on vacation when I needed to schedule my annual examination. I knew from a co-worker that he was planning to retire in a couple of years so when the receptioni...(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)
| ||John Ashley SHANNON MD.|
Suggestion by Crystal :
"I LOVE Dr. Shannon! He delivered 2 of my 3 children. On the 2nd delivery I had a seizure hours after the C-section. He was at the hospital within minutes calling in a Neurosurgeon and doing all kinds...(Read More)
| ||Rebecca Stewart MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Amber :
"Dr Miller is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and is willing to talk with you about your concerns! She is never in a hurry and takes time with you....(Read More)
| ||Michele M CHRISTINE MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"She is wonderful she has delivered both of my babies and helped me through some very difficult times. She always takes time to talk and explain things and truly listens to what you tell her....(Read More)
| ||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)
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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