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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
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
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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
| ||Gloria SHORT MD.|
Suggestion by Katherine Fowler :
"Dr. Short is not only a great ob/gyn but also a great friendly caring person. She will take the time you need with her and will work with you with any concerns you have. I recently worked with her...(Read More)
| ||Annemarie REIDY MD.|
Suggestion by Reeves :
"I am 42 and saw a gynecologist for the first time this year. I don't have children and it had always seemed good enough to see my family doctor for my annual exams. Last year my family doctor sai...(Read More)
| ||Ahmet HELVACIOGLU MD.|
Suggestion by Andie :
"In a time when we are all rushed and have to sit and wait on many doctors it is truly a blessing to find one like Dr. Helva. He is a very attentive concerned and knowledgable doctor. He is up to dat...(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)
| ||Cynthia Louise JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Dianne Bailey :
"She has always took the time to listen to my concerns and has acted on those concerns. Dr. Jones did the hysterectomy and evidently did good because I recovered quickly and had very little pain. S...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Kyle P CHRISTENBERRY MD.|
Suggestion by Angela W :
"From the first visit with Dr. Christenberry I was impressed by his genuine kindness and compassion. He never seemed to be rushing the visit and gave the impression that he had all day to listen to my...(Read More)
| ||Leon Wrensford LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. He is patient thorough and extremely intelligent. I have had a few OBGyn and Dr. Lewis is the only one that I have been 100% happy with. I have already referred a fri...(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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