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Hysterectomy Resources for Jacksonville, FL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Jacksonville, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Jacksonville, FL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Baptist Medical Center South
14550 St Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32258
3625 University Blvd South
Jacksonville FL 32216
580 W 8th St
Jacksonville FL 32209
|Baptist Medical Center
800 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville FL 32207
|Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville FL 32224
|St. Vincent's Medical Center
1800 Barrs St
Jacksonville FL 32204
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
| ||Cynthia FLANDERS MD.|
Suggestion by gg Danisavage :
"Dr. Flanders will take all the time needed to take care of your needs and health. She listens carefully and hears both the spoken and unspoken word. Dr. Flanders looks after the entire patient. She un...(Read More)
| ||Rebecca MOOREHEAD MD.|
Suggestion by Chyrle McKenzie :
"Dr. Moorehead gave me a vaginal hysterectomy in June 2006. She is a very kind and compassionate doctor. The surgery went well my recovery was easy and her aftercare was superb. She even asked per...(Read More)
| ||Todd Joseph RASNER MD.|
Suggestion by Nel-Dina :
"Dr. Rasner is a caring and helpful doctor. He is very easy to talk and you are never made to feel that he is rushing you which is comforting. He has exceptional knowledge and his office is very prompt...(Read More)
| ||David Scott WELLS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Very easy to talk to received excellent advice and expert surgery for my laproscopic supracervical hysterectomy. Very skilled excellent manner - highly recommend!...(Read More)
| ||Kristin FERNANDEZ DO.|
Suggestion by Kathleen :
"Dr. Fernandez was recommended by a friend when I was looking for a third opinion about a hysterectomy (I had a grapefruit-sized calcified fibroid which was pushing against my tailbone). She was the fi...(Read More)
| ||Frank James ANDRES MD.|
Suggestion by Deanne A :
"Dr. Andres has been my gyn for over seven years. I've gone through a miscarriage infertility problematic periods and soon a hysterectomy with Dr. Andres. He's compassionate and caring. I trust him...(Read More)
| ||Michael David FOX MD.|
Suggestion by Paige :
"He is very caring and has a wonderful bedside manor. I have had three surgeries from him and each time was a breaze. I would recomend him to anyone who has pcos or any infertility problems and croni...(Read More)
| ||James Keith CHAFIN MD.|
Suggestion by Cherrill :
"I must tell you that the service and care of Dr. Chafin and his staff is wonderful. I just recently had surgery (hysterectomy) and had no mis-givings because he and his staff made sure my questions we...(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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