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Hysterectomy Resources for Fort Smith, AR

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fort Smith, AR, 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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Fort Smith, AR - Find More Doctors
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
940 591-6700
Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
(855) 75-OBGYN
Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
2129881444
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
Suite 210
New Lenox IL 60451
815-463-3000
Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
940-591-6700
Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
(470) 312-3696

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Fort Smith, AR - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Sparks Regional Medical Center
1311 South I St
Fort Smith AR 72901

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Casey Earl LAWS DO.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Lindsay : "I have seen several OB/GYNs and Dr Laws is definitely the best. He and his staff have really taken the time to be there for me during my infertility struggles. He is a caring competent doctor who alw...(Read More)"


 Jeanmarie HOUSEHOLDER MD.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by KJM : "I have been a patient of Dr. Householder for several years. In addition to taking the time to talk to you in detail about any medical issues you have she treats the whole patient. Inquiring as to...(Read More)"


 Don Robert PHILLIPS MD.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Amber H : "Dr. Don Phillips is a "total package" physician. He is not only incredibly knowledgable in his field but he is the most compassionate and caring doctor I have ever met. I have been an infertility pat...(Read More)"


 Michael Eugene MARVIN MD.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by elizabeth : "This doc is very good he understands you and he takes his time with you....(Read More)"


 Melissa C RAINWATER MD.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Tammy : "Dr. Rainwater is my OBGYN. She did my hysterectomy in September of 2008. She is very cheerful always has a smile when I have seen her greet someone even in the halls. She has answered my many que...(Read More)"


 Stephen Edgardo TORRES MD.
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by gordonk : "Fabulous. I called him my Dr Prince Charming. Office visits were never rushed. He was genuinely kind and took time to explain details. Surgery was great (if such can be the case). He indulged m...(Read More)"


 Ruston Young PIERCE MD.
Pine Bluff, AR
Suggestion by karen h : "dr. ruston pierce is a very caring person that listens to patient's concerns. he is a spiritual inspirational & knowledgeable doctor. dr. pierce's assessment & interventions are very thorough & indi...(Read More)"


 Michael Adrian COFFEY MD.
Hope, AR
Suggestion by Sharneda L. M. M : "i need a doctor immediately therapy soon as possible for my back and my neck and majorly my cervics and ovaries ... I really would like to have another baby .. been having problems for as carrying a b...(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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