| Hysterectomy Resources for Fort Myers, FL |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fort Myers, FL, 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.
|Lee Memorial Health System (aka Healthpark Medical Center)
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers FL 33902
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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
| ||Dirk Edward PETERSON MD.|
Fort Myers, FL
Suggestion by Julie :
"This doctor was very caring and understanding during a difficult time in my life. He took the time out to explain everything about my condition and what all my options were. He even met with my fam...(Read More)
| ||Edward W HALPREN DO.|
Fort Myers, FL
Suggestion by Laura :
"Dr. Halpren is kind gentle and very smart. I enjoyed being his patient. He was willing to work with me on my needs and what I wanted to do regarding my surgery (LVAH). He starts with the most simpl...(Read More)
| ||Richard Douglas MURRAY MD.|
Fort Myers, FL
Suggestion by Melissa C :
"I would highly recommend using this Dr. I did not have the opportunity to utilize him as an OB however he was extremely helpful and thorough for my GYN needs and I feel better than I have ever felt. H...(Read More)
|Jennifer S HAYES DO.|
Suggestion by pharas :
"Dr. Hayes is the absolute best doctor!!! I actually look forward to my annual visits. :) She speaks with authority but is never condescending. She is gentle and personable. She creates a sacred space...(Read More)
|Tara Ann SOLOMON MD.|
Boca Raton, FL
Suggestion by E. Johnson :
"Just keep in mind Dr. Solomon is an OB/GYN as I tell my traumatic experience. In 2000 I was admitted to a local hospital as I had horrific abdominal pain and distension. I layed in the E.R. for 16...(Read More)
|Peter KHAMVONGSA MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica C :
"Dr. Peter Khamvongsa is an amazing Ob/Gyn. Absolutely wonderful in caring for his patients and the little bundle of joy in there tummies. He is there every step of the way comforting and helping you...(Read More)
| ||Nicholas E SHOLTY MD.|
Suggestion by S. Baswell :
"I am a cancer survivor and one who held empty hope to become pregant. I had doctor after doctor tell me that I was not ready for a full hysterectomy because "I might want to have a child one day". As...(Read More)
| ||Galen Bruce JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Laura :
"I HAD A PARTIAL HYST A YEAR AGO AND HE WAS A REFERAL FROM A FAMILY MEMBER WHO ALSO HAD A TOTAL HYSTER. HE IS CARING PROFESSIONAL AND ACTUALLY TAKES TIME OUT TO SPEAK WITH YOU DURING EVERY VISIT HE W...(Read More)
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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