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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
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
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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
| ||Danilo V HERRERA MD.|
Suggestion by deleisha j :
"Dr. Herrera is amazing. He takes the time and listens to you and your needs. He did great with my surgery and has been a wonderful help in my recovery....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Edith AGUAYO MD.|
Suggestion by Whitney :
"Dr. Aguayo is fantastic. She truly understands her patients and is completely honest and up front with them. Her staff is fantastic and never make you feel rushed or in a hurry - no matter that even...(Read More)
| ||John Paul CIMINO MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda L :
"Dr. Cimino works with a lot of advanced cases and is very sensitive to the opinions of his patients. He always does what is best for your health and any future plans that you might have. He did grea...(Read More)
| ||Feliciabeth STELLA MD.|
Suggestion by jamie :
"Dr. Stella has been my gyn for about 10 years. We have been thourgh alot together she was the one who dignosed my with endometriosishelp me thourgh my pregnancy and c-section. She listen to me and...(Read More)
| ||Jon Michael ADCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Tricia :
"I drive 80 miles to see this doctor. His treatment manner is absolutely the best. He truly cares about his patients and will take the time with me to find out the entire story behind a problem. He...(Read More)
| ||Scott Austin GILCHRIST MD.|
Suggestion by dandelions83 :
"Dr. Gilchrist recently performed a partial hysterectomy for me. Throughout my time as a patient he has always taken the time to listen to my medical issues and fully discuss treatment options. When...(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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