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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Tuscaloosa, 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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|DCH Regional Medical Center
809 University Blvd East
Tuscaloosa AL 35401
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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
| ||Gwenn Marie MCKENZIE MD.|
Suggestion by cindy :
"Dr. McKenzie has delivered 2 of my children by C-section and did my hysterectomy. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is a very caring and compasionate christian doctor. He prays with you before y...(Read More)
| ||Deann DIPIAZZA MD.|
Suggestion by Clytee D :
"For many years other doctors had overlooked what this doctor called a threat to my life- endometrial cancer. She was very caring and honest. She had my best interest at heart. She found the surgent sh...(Read More)
| ||Don Allan WHEELER MD.|
Suggestion by Annette :
"With the help of friends I was able to find one of the finest doctors I've ever met trusted felt comfortable with and very professional. I had lost my trust in doctors for several years and thank...(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)
| ||John Mabry MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by TaDe :
"He is the greatest he did my hysterectomy. He is very compassionate and caring. He spends alot of time expaining things to you. He is treats the entire "you" not just the problem or concern at hand....(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)
| ||Howard Douglas WOODFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy :
"Dr. Woodford was very thorough and treated me very well. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Florence area-no need to go to Huntsville....(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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