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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
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Wayne NJ 07450
|Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Anchorage AK 99508
|Paul MacKoul, M.D.
3206 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 200
Rockville MD 20852
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
Miamisburg OH 45342
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
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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
| ||Anne Elizabeth SNOWDEN MD.|
Suggestion by Danielle Barrow :
"Dr. Snowden has been GREAT to work with. After I lost my 1st baby at 19 weeks I was crushed. Throughout my pregnancy I constantly called my 1st OB/GYN's office with lower abdomen or back cramps. I wa...(Read More)
| ||William JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Heather R :
"He did my hysterectomy for severe endometriosis and let me keep my cervix and right ovary because they were fine. He is a great docor who will always fit you in when you need him and will always liste...(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)
| ||Mack Nathaniel BARNES MD.|
Suggestion by lucky123 :
"Just want anyone looking for a GYN oncologist in the Birmingham AL area to look him up if you need one for ovarian cancer. Mine was suspected and after he did the consult with me he did the surgery...(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)
| ||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)
| ||James David HARRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon C :
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Harris to anyone!! He has been wonderful in being there for me..... It is beyond words how this man goes beyond himself and not only a professional but as your friend...(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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