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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
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Anchorage AK 99508
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|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 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)
| ||James Eugene SPEED DO.|
Suggestion by Dee Johnson :
"Dr. Speed delivered my last of three children 20 years ago. With the birth of my last child I started having difficulties and went into labor early and Dr. Speed was wonderful. Thankfully both I an...(Read More)
| ||Dennis Frank DASE MD.|
Suggestion by Brandi D :
"He has been my OB/GYN since about 2001 and I have been trying to conceive all these years and he never gave up on me lol. Now he just recently delivered my 1st daughter and the whole experience was...(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)
| ||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)
| ||James Wynn BELYEU MD.|
Suggestion by Luanne Anderson :
"This man is a Godsend! He is the Hormone King of Kings! I am in my 30's and had a total hysterectomy 5 years ago so needless to say my body wasn't ready for this Surgical Menopause. Thanks to my...(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)
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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